Infection from germs entering blood by way of a catheter or tube placed in the vein.

The Hidden Danger of Biofilms

Biofilms are complex communities of microorganisms that can attach to both biotic and abiotic surfaces and represent one of the...

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Identifying and Addressing Risks for SSIs and CLABSIs

Infection preventionists are being asked to identify ways to help address some their organizations’ most pressing challenges, such as reducing...

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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...

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PDI Acquires Majority Share of Tru-D® SmartUVC

PDI, a global leader in infection prevention products and solutions, today announced the acquisition of a majority share of Tru-D®...

Less Can Be More: Evaluating Quality vs. Quantity of Disinfectant Kill Claims

Healthcare associated infections cause an undue burden on the U.S. healthcare system with costs in the billions of dollars annually....

Technical Review & Assessment of PURELL Healthcare CRT HEALTHY SOAP

Nationally and internationally-recognized hand hygiene guidelines permit healthcare facilities to choose whether to use an antimicrobial or a non-antimicrobial soap....

Utilizing a Business Case to Link Reduction in Infections to Reduction in Costs

In a recently published clinical poster titled Utilizing a Business Case to Link Reduction in Infections to Reduction in Costs,...

Confident Compliance for TEE Ultrasound Probes

Transesophageal (TEE) ultrasound probes are expensive, delicate devices that require a certain level of care. Keep your facility’s TEE probes...

Bacteria attributed to sterile gel in ultrasound guided central line insertions

This study describes an outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia in 4 hospitals across Australia between the dates of March 2017...

Rethink Your Approach to Infection Control

The skin is the largest organ system in the human body, making up roughly 16% of our body weight. When...

The GOJO Guide to Fire Safety and Alcohol-Based Hand Rubs

Ensuring compliance to fire codes and fire safety regulations can be confusing for healthcare facilities due to the many different...