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From the magazine: Biofilm facts

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A non-chemical cleaning approach is still the best way to prevent or remove the biofilm.


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Tips For Cleaning And Disinfection In Long-term Care Facilities

Sarah C. Bell-West
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A facility's infection prevention plan should include consistent cleaning and disinfecting schedules and clearly outline staff responsibilities.


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Preventing Infections In Long-term Care Settings

With this at-risk population, prevention and overall cleanliness are critical.
Sarah C. Bell-West
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Long-term care facilities function as both a healthcare facility and a home for their residents, meaning that the environment needs to be clean as well as disinfected.


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Webcast: Expert information on infection control

Phillip Lawless
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The presentation covers a number of infection control best practices.


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Instituting An Infection Control Program

Management suggestions and steps to help make a facility safer.
Wil Dawkins
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An infection control plan becomes a guide to answer the basic questions of who, what, when, where, how and why.


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Forget fingerprints, track bacteria

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Two humans can have wildly different bacteria living on their skin, and a study tested whether this bacteria could be recovered from keyboards and computer mice.


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From the magazine: Bacteria and soft surfaces

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In hotels, offices, schools and long-term care facilities, contaminated soft surfaces can be a significant challenge.


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Shining a spotlight on infection control

Phillip Lawless
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From hand hygiene programs to touchpoint cleaning, we explore a number of today's important infection control issues.


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February 2014 Feature 3

Frankensteinian Pathogens And Disinfecting Resistance

As bacteria becomes resistant to disinfectants, it can also become resistant to the antibiotics typically used to treat people infected by the pathogen.
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On January 6, 2014, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) discovered 44 cases of a strain of bacteria called carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae, or CRE, in northeast Illinois.


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The Science Of Disinfectants

Kirsten Thompson
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Why they work and what you should know to maximize their effectiveness.


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