Simplified handwashing steps help reduce sickness-related absenteeism for kids
Endoscopes still contaminated after cleaning, study shows
What's new at APIC
October dates for EPI® Intensive in Puerto Rico and Billings, MT
Registration is open for EPI® Intensive in San Juan, PR, October 5-9 and Billings, MT, October 26-30. Early registrants receive discounted rates.
Advanced course for IPs - September in Austin
A new three-day course for proficient/expert level IPs now offered at the Fall Academy in Austin, TX, September 24-26. Register today to refine your skills in leadership, financial management, process improvement, and consensus-building.
New course for IPs in ASC settings
Infection Prevention for Ambulatory Surgery Centers 102 (ASC 102) is a new novice level course that builds on the concepts introduced in ASC 101 and adds new topics like product review and observational surveillance.
APIC releases manual for construction and renovation projects in healthcare facilities
Any construction or renovation project at a healthcare facility can have infection implications. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) has released the Infection Prevention Manual for Construction & Renovation, a critical resource for all healthcare facility construction and renovation projects, to serve as a blueprint for planning through completion.
Prevention Strategist—Summer 2015
Cover story: Lessons learned: Questions and concerns regarding safety of endoscopes and validity of manufacturer guidance
- Hand hygiene hurdles: How can we overcome them? Open access
- Perspective from Australia—Routine culturing and surveillance of endoscopes
- Infection prevention leadership: My personal journey Open access
- Measles in the U.S.: Discussions with public health representatives Open access
American Journal of Infection Control—August 2015
- Persistent contamination on colonoscopes and gastroscopes detected by biologic cultures and rapid indicators despite reprocessing performed in accordance with guidelines
- Diabetes mellitus is associated with increased risk of surgical site infections: A meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies
- Ebola virus disease: What clinicians in the United States need to know
- An automated hand hygiene training system improves hand hygiene technique but not compliance
- Risk factors for extensive drug-resistance and mortality in geriatric inpatients with bacteremia caused by Acinetobacter baumannii