10 Best Infection Prevention Stories You Missed This Year
In honor of International Infection Prevention Week, we wrangled together our favorite good news pieces from 2018. See which ones you missed!
The Infection Preventionists Are Killing It!
(“It” Being Infections.) This week officially recognizes infection preventionists, who work 365 days a year to protect patients. Their days are long, their commitment is strong, and they want every patient to have the best chance at good health.
Puppy Poop Produces Pathogen Plague Post Prophylactic Pills
It’s a funny headline, but perhaps a less funny experience for the 118 folks in 18 states who developed drug-resistant Campylobacteriosis gut infections after exposure to pet store puppies.
Infectious Hazards of Hurricanes
If you are in a Hurricane’s path, we hope that you are prepared to take shelter and have a plan for emergency situations. After flooding, clean-up is an obvious next step, and a critical part of that cleaning is final
Healthcare Associated Infections Leave Patients Feeling “Like Lepers”
A compilation of research found that, no matter the location of the hospital, if you are a patient with an healthcare-associated infection (HAI), there are some major emotional burdens.
Alcohol sanitizers and hand hygiene? It’s complicated.
Alcohol sanitizers and hand hygiene? It’s complicated. In infection control, we’ve known for years that alcohol-based (70% isopropanol) hand sanitizers are incredibly useful in healthcare hand hygiene. The now-ubiquitous presence of gel or foam dispensers in hospital lobbies, outside patient
When Pigs in Georgia Cause Your MRSA in Oregon
Do you strive to buy antibiotics-free pork chops? Doing so might not just impact your health, but the health of the entire world. The FDA recently reported on the use of antibiotics by the pork industry, finding that its consumption
Could Amazon’s acquisition of PillPack promote antibiotic stewardship?
Amazon.com’s interest in and willingness to invest in the healthcare space is evident by their joint venture with Berkshire Hathaway and JP Morgan and their recent acquisition of PillPack, rumored to be around a $1 billion deal.
“Nightmare Bacteria” – A Wake-Up Call
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recently warned of “nightmare bacteria” spreading across the United States. The story has been widely reported. The headlines are alarming, and rightfully so – two million Americans get antibiotic-resistant infections every year, with