The first national survey to determine the prevalence of antibiotic-resistant organisms has revealed that one in 12 adults in hospitals across Canada are either colonized or infected with a superbug.
In the beginning was the mop; in the middle was the mop; and, we still have the mop. The basic tools used to clean rooms, even hospital rooms, haven’t evolved a great deal over the past decades.
Installing ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) on air conditioning coils can save a maintenance department budget up to tens of thousands of dollars annually.
Questions about infection control; asked by you and answered by our experts.
While Georgia health inspectors are vigilant about the cleanliness and safety of places like restaurants and public pools, hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) have slipped under their radar.
Placement of copper objects in intensive care unit (ICU) hospital rooms reduced the number of healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) in patients by more than half.
With rates and deaths associated with Clostridium difficile at historically high levels, many hospitals have taken extra steps to reduce these infections.
The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) is directing facilities to guidelines published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to prevent the spread of CRE.
Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), such as (Clostridium difficile) (C. diff), norovirus and even carbapenem-resistant Klebsiella pneumoniae (CRKP), are becoming increasingly more resistant to traditional treatments and harder to kill.