Practical Infection Prevention

Practical Infection Prevention

Practical infection control and Prevention

FOCUS Series

Newly Published HAI Series for Clinical Laboratory Professionals

We are pleased to announce that two of our authors, Rodney E. Rohde and Amber Mitchell, have collaborated on a series of FOCUS articles...
Compliance

Barriers to Practice: A Case Study of Policy Implementation in South Africa

Abstract: Health care workers (HCWs) and patients are at risk of acquiring tuberculosis (TB) infection in health care facilities. Such risk characterizes TB as a...
Bedside Dispenser

Patient Hand Hygiene: The missing link in preventing Hospital Acquired Infections?

Abstract: Hospital acquired infections (HAI’s) are a major threat to patient safety and there is substantial evidence that good hand hygiene reduces the transmission of...
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Public Health and Emerging Disease Outbreaks: Why Talking to the Community is a Good...

Abstract: The keys to combat infectious diseases are out there.  Due to insufficient communication between key players, we still don't know how to compile all...
Disaster Response

Managing Infection Control in a Disaster

Abstract: In this article, an introductory overview of managing the Infection risks during a disaster or mass casualty event is presented. Reaching an understanding of...
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Infection Prevention & Control: The Art and Pitfalls of Practicing Tough Love

Abstract In any human relationship, tough love helps to prevent and control dysfunction. In our co-existence with microbes, we need to use a similar strategy...
Prevent Diabetic Foot Infections to Cut the Risk of Amputation

Prevent Diabetic Foot Infections to Cut the Risk of Amputation

Abstract: Diabetic foot infections are common and preventable occurrences that raise the risk of amputation. Regular foot screenings by a primary care physician are a...

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS): A Primer

Abstract: Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a rare, acute and sometimes fatal human disease affecting mostly those who live in (or travel to) the...
Hepatitis

Hepatitis C Virus Still Unacceptably High Risk for Healthcare Workers

Abstract: Background: A recently published study describes that the prevalence of occupational hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is higher than the general population.  This study...
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What do We Mean When We Talk about “Cleaning” and “Disinfecting”?

Abstract: When educating the public, we often use words like clean, disinfect, and processed interchangeably. What is often overlooked is that to infection control practitioners, the differences are...