Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Perspectives Towards Bacterial Vaginosis Among Nigerian Students

Perspectives Towards Bacterial Vaginosis Among Nigerian Students

Abstract This study focused on knowledge and practices towards bacterial vaginosis among non-medical students of Madonna University Elele. Four (4) objectives and four (4) research...

A Preliminary Field-Relevant Test to Assess Decontamination of High-Touch Environmental Surfaces: Testing with Staphylococcus...

Download POSTER PDF: QCT-3 Poster CremCo Editor’s note: Editor’s note: The following work represents the preliminary work being performed by the authors. The study was sponsored by Process...
Reducing Risk with Novel Fecal Management Tools

Abstract: Reducing Risk with Novel Fecal Management Tools

Editors Note:  The following is an abstract of an upcoming perspective article. Abstract: The risk of transmission of Norovirus and Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections in...
Rapid Testing for Antibiotic Resistant Strains of MRSA

Rapid Testing for Antibiotic Resistant Strains of MRSA

Editor Note: Dr. Graham F. Cope and Bruce Savage are two individuals participating in the Longitude Prize Challenge. The Longitude Prize is a competition...
Stewards Working To Save Antibiotics: Pharmacy & The Medical Laboratory

Stewards Working to Save Antibiotics: Pharmacy & The Medical Laboratory

Abstract Approximately 1 in 25 patients hospitalized in a U.S. acute care hospital has at least one healthcare–associated infection (HAI), adding up to over 700,000...
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2017

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2017

Abstract Medical Laboratory Professionals saves lives every day. To highlight the efforts of these clinical laboratory scientists, Outbreak News Today featured a team of Medical...
Using Chemical Microbicides to Interrupt the Environmental Spread of Pathogens

Using Chemical Microbicides to Interrupt the Environmental Spread of Pathogens

Abstract Environmental spread of dangerous pathogens is becoming more prevalent as international travel gets easier. Chemical microbicides are a useful tool to curb the spread...
If You Can’t Clean It, Don’t Buy It!

If You Can’t Clean It, Don’t Buy It!

Abstract A number of factors ought to be considered when purchasing equipment for use in hospitals. At our March 2017 Showcase at our Center of...
Barriers for Protection

Increasing Importance of Barriers for Protection from Infectious Disease

Abstract Reduction of hospital-acquired infections is a major priority for hospital systems around the world. However, adoption of new technologies is often stunted due to...
Novel Approaches to Reduce C.Diff in an Inner City Hospital

Use of Novel Approaches to Reduce Clostridium Difficile in an Inner City Hospital

Abstract Background: Clostridium difficile is a spore-forming, Gram-positive anaerobic bacillus that can lead to antibiotic-associated diarrhea and sepsis.1 Since C. difficile is shed in feces, any...