Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

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...
Effective Reduction of Bacteria from Surfaces

Effective Reduction of Bacteria from Surfaces Using Bleach and Silver Dihydrogen Citrate Solutions

Disclaimer: The author of this report and InfectionControl.tips declare no conflict of interest with the following article. Testing was performed at the Jacobs Institute,...
The Need for Rapid Contagion Screening

The Need for Rapid Contagion Screening

Abstract Some of the most communicable infectious diseases present with fever when they are most contagious. Diseases like flu, norovirus, Ebola, measles and tuberculosis all pose...
Discovery Awards

The Discovery Awards: New Seed Funding Available

A new round of seed funding has been made available for teams working on diagnostic tests to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use. The Discovery Awards 2017 will...
Yankdaddy

Reduction of HAIs with a Novel Yankauer Storage Solution

Abstract The Yankauer suction instrument is the most widely used suction instrument in the world. It is used in many medical settings including emergency departments,...
Isolation of Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus from the Oral Cavity of Companion Dogs

Isolation of MRSA from the Oral Cavity of Companion Dogs

Abstract There is currently a great deal of concern about the methods of transfer of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the community and in...
Zika Response Disadvantaged Before The Outbreak Began

Zika Response Disadvantaged Before Outbreak Began: A Perspective

Abstract: Zika virus is the latest emergent virus to cause significant morbidity and mortality, despite being identified over half a century prior. Characterization of lesser-known...
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Saving Lives in the Shadows of Healthcare

Abstract Superbugs (or multidrug-resistant pathogens) are being spread, as our treatment choices diminish. Diagnostic tests to identify the pathogen(s) responsible for an infection can improve...
The Evolution of Charged Electrostatics

The Evolution of Charged Electrostatics

Disclosures: Sponsored and funded by ByoPlanet International, LLC Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this experiment was to demonstrate the enhanced coverage achieved when using induction charged...