Care Settings

HAIs occur in all types of care settings, including hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, end-stage renal disease facilities, outpatient care (e.g., physicians’ offices and health care clinics), and long-term care facilities (e.g., nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities).

Meta-Analysis Indicates Hydrofiber® Dressings May Lower Post-Op Infection Risks After Total Joint Arthroplasty

The use of perioperative surgical wound dressings is an important factor in the mitigation of infection following total joint arthroplasty...

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Case Study: 25-Hospital IDN Addresses Risks for SSIs and CLABSIs

Infection prevention is a top priority in acute care facilities due to mandatory reporting of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), potential reimbursement...

Quality Assurance for Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizers

When is the last time your facility reviewed your Quality Assurance practices for Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VH2O2) Sterilizers? Is your...

Soap: The Science Behind It and The Changing Regulatory Landscape

Because of the changing regulatory landscape, it is important for key decision makers to be armed with as much knowledge around...

A Special: On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI Supplement

THE NATIONAL – On the CUSP: Stop CAUTI project is proud to take part in this special supplement to Prevention...

An Infection Preventionist’s Guide to Evaluating Research Studies

Evaluating research studies and incorporating the results of research findings into the practice of infection prevention and control are core...

Identify the Pathogen: Coxiella Burnetii

Hospital outbreaks are reported more often in the medical literature than occurrences in the long-term care (LTC) or behavioral health...

Focus on Long-Term and Behavioral Health Outbreaks— Identify the Pathogen: Clostridium Perfringens

Hospital outbreaks are reported more often in the medical literature than occurrences in the long-term care (LTC) or behavioral health...

Identify the Pathogen: Streptococcus Pyogenes

Hospital outbreaks are reported more often in the medical literature than occurrences in the long- term care (LTC) or behavioral...