Striving for Zero
The most recent HAI data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been encouraging, yet still alarming. The estimated number of HAIs is estimated to be between 187,000 to 2.7 million! The majority of these infections are
Vaccines have become quite the controversial topic…
In today’s digital age, news breaks fast and so do a plethora of personal opinions. Sometimes we just don’t know what is factual or anecdotal. Everyone has their own opinion. It has been over 300 years since Edward Jenner introduced
Candida auris A Rising Concern:
Candida auris (C. auris) is a multi-drug resistant yeast that can cause deadly bloodstream infections and other invasive infections of the body. C. auris infections are on the rise around the world, including the United States where over 500 cases
Progress Against C.diff
In honor of C. diff month, we wanted to shine a light on exciting and promising new efforts to reduce the incidence of C. diff. These organizations are tackling C. diff infections either through prevention, diagnosis, or innovative treatment methods.
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.