A type of Staphylococcus aureus resistant to antibiotics.

Benefits of Presurgical MRSA Testing

With our aging population in the US, the projection for the number of total hip and total knee arthroplasty procedures...

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Active Surveillance Testing with Targeted MRSA Decolonization

A Cost-Effective Way for Infection Preventionists to Stem Outbreaks and Practice Good Antimicrobial Stewardship.

There are two main approaches that hospitals...

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The Case for a Horizontal Approach: IPs Share their Success Story for VRE and MRSA

There is an important place for both the horizontal, as well as the vertical approach to preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs)....

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2018 APIC Symposium – Traceability of Processed Devices: Application to Ultrasound Probes

The symposium addresses important issues in ultrasound probe reprocessing through a focus on a set of practical tools developed by...

2018 APIC Symposium – Challenges in Ultrasound Infection Prevention

The symposium addresses important issues in ultrasound probe reprocessing through a focus on a set of practical tools developed by...

2018 APIC Symposium – Launch of an Infection Preventionist Toolkit for Ultrasound

The symposium addresses important issues in ultrasound probe reprocessing through a focus on a set of practical tools developed by...

Trending Topics in C. difficile Diagnosis and Reporting

Data from the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) demonstrates that changing C. difficile test method alone will not decrease a...

Presurgical Molecular Testing for Staphylococcal Nasal Colonization

Routine molecular testing of the nares for the presence of Staphylococcus aureus followed by targeted decolonization of patients carrying either...

Emerging Impact of Biofilms on the Environment of Care

Dry surface biofilms present a challenge in the healthcare environment, harboring pathogens and protecting them from disinfectants. We have reviewed...

Antimicrobial Prescribing: Optimization through Drug Dosing and MIC

This educational booklet describes how Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM), combined with the determination of Minimal Inhibitory Concentrations (MIC), helps to...

Curbing the Infection Risk of Healthcare Garments

Evidence is mounting that workers’ garments carry pathogens out of healthcare facilities and inadequate domestic laundering brings them in. While...