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Infection Control

Hospital stalked by superbug

From the summer of 2011 until January of this year, the National Institutes of Health's Clinical Center battled a superbug that mysterious kept spreading.


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The Silent Cleaner

Ultrasonic cleaning can achieve high levels of cleanliness through physical means rather than chemical processes.
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Go To The Head Of The Class

The use of ATP testing in your facility can help you and your staff ace any cleaning test thrown your way.
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Infection Awareness Should Not Take A Summer Vacation

Germs and bacteria are workaholics, but don't let them outperform you.
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Defeat Hotel Room Bacteria With Handwashing

While hotel patrons are able to supplement housekeepers' cleaning and disinfecting efforts with disinfectant wipes, the best course of action is to simply practice proper hand hygiene.


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CDC: Paid sick leave equates to healthier workers

WASHINGTON — A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that workers with access to paid sick leave are 28 percent less likely overall to suffer nonfatal work-related injuries than workers without access to paid sick leave.
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Health department looking to fund in-school vaccines

KNOXVILLE, TN — The Knox County Health Department is looking for ways to fund its in-school vaccine program as funding changes threaten their ability to fully fund the program.
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Levels of bacterial contamination identified

WASHINGTON — Hospital beds are potential reservoirs of bacteria in hospitals, and preventing contamination of the bed and providing a cleaner surface should help prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).
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Hospital under investigation for infection control practices

BOSTON — Federal prosecutors say a worker at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire caused an outbreak of hepatitis C, prompting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to investigate the hospital''s infection control procedures.
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University to study new MRSA therapy

WAUWATOSA, WI — Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children''s Hospital of Wisconsin received a one-year, $20,000 grant to study the use of blue light as a possible therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.
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