APIC and the Importance of Infection Prevention
A discussion about the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology with CEO Devin Jopp.
Preventing Candida Auris Spread with Surveillance Testing
Screening and isolation protocols were shown to reduce the risk of transmission.
Understanding Challenges of Infection Prevention in Adult Family Homes
AFHs reported concerns such as staff coming to work sick and lack of PPE.
Experience of Infection Preventionists During First Wave of COVID-19
IPs experienced PPE shortages, high levels of stress and emotional exhaustion.
Identifying Opportunistic Healthcare-Associated Pathogens
A study looked at the prevalence of Metallo-B-lactamase (MBLs) producing A. baumannii isolates in one hospital setting.
Outcomes of Infection Prevention and Process Measures in Nursing Homes
Staff trainings on prevention practices were found to be common by inconsistent.
Using Retired Infection Preventionists to Address Staffing Shortages
The organizations and their full-time employees both benefited from the PRN IPs.
Decreasing Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia With Novel Oral Care Program
A significant decrease in the rate of VAP occurred during the study period.
Guiding Antibiotic Stewardship Programs in an Outpatient Setting
Post-intervention saw 55% of patients receive overall guideline-concordant antibiotics.
Tracking Hand Hygiene in a Hospital Setting
Sensors provided data for more hand washing opportunities for healthcare workers and affected related behaviors.
Benefits of a Continuously Active Disinfectant Against Coronavirus 229E
The CAD demonstrated excellent sustained antiviral activity against the test pathogen.
Evaluating an Antibiotic Stewardship Collaborative in New York State Hospitals
Average annual discharges were significantly higher in participating hospitals.
Identifying Employee COVID-19 Risk Factors With Contact Tracing
Communal gathering areas were found to be a major source of exposure.
Majority of Young People Who Test Positive for COVID-19 Don’t Require Hospitalization
During the pandemic, one regional health system looked at the age distribution of the virus and hospitalization and mortality rates.
New Tech Helps Cut Down on Catheter-Associated UTI Rates
External female catheter could be 1 strategy to reduce the prevalence of CAUTIs.
An Exposure Silver Lining Playbook
Develop an exposure plan before a communicable disease event and save yourself time and money.
Building A Better Dynamic Between Infection Prevention and Sterile Processing
Research from APIC provides insight into how to strengthen this critical component to patient safety.
Maintaining Patient Safety During a Water Intrusion in the OR
Health workers had to act quickly when 30,000 gallons of water spilled into the operating room of a level 1 trauma center in Texas.
Containing an A baumannii Infection Outbreak Across Multiple Facilities
Research documents inadequate sanitation at a skilled nursing facility and a long-term acute care facility where an individual with A baumannii infection was treated.
Social Media Use Could Increase Public Awareness of Antimicrobial Stewardship
Investigators from the Washington State Department of Health set out to identify ways to leverage technology to increase public awareness of the importance of antimicrobial stewardship.
Infection Control in Pre-Hospital Settings Falls on EMS Personnel
EMS practiced hand hygiene before patient contact in just 7% of assessments but wore gloves in 100% of observed interactions
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