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APIC 2019

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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 <i>A baumannii</i> 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 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
Is there a cure? How long until we find it? And will it work for the majority of people living with HIV?