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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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...

Optimal Skin pH and Why It Matters

Healthy skin is fundamental to our overall health. As the largest organ in our body, the skin provides a critical...

Antiseptic Stewardship: A Call to Action

The use of commercially available topical and surface antiseptics has increased as a result of antibiotic resistance and the antimicrobial...

Clostridioides difficile Infection Prevention: the Role of Patient Bathing and Issues with Current Practice

Infections with Clostridioides difficile (CDI) remain a significant cause of morbidity and mortality despite recent decreases in reported rates. A...

Unraveling the Mystery of The Joint Commission Survey: What is the Expectation Around Hand Hygiene?

Hand hygiene in healthcare settings is complex and building a high-quality hand hygiene program isn’t easy. Since 2004, The Joint...