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...
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...
Elizabethkingia

Rare outbreak of Elizabethkingia bacteria leading to deaths in the Midwestern United States

Abstract: An outbreak of the recently discovered bacteria Elizabethkingia anophelis is occurring in the Midwestern United States. While Elizabethkingia bacterium is prevalent in the environment...
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...
Hospital Bed

Bedsores: A Preventable Healthcare Problem

Updated February 29, 2016 Abstract: Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers or pressure sores, are a patient safety issue dating back at least to the 19th century...
Endoscope

Endoscopes: A Patient versus Worker Health Dilemma – Total Health

Abstract: As the public becomes more aware of the possibility of becoming infected with drug resistant pathogens from inadequately reprocessed endoscopes when they undergo endoscopic...
Lassa Fever Cell

Lassa Fever Outbreak hits Nigeria

Abstract: Since November 2015, at least 10 states in Nigeria have been affected by an outbreak of Lassa fever, an acute viral disease that causes...
Antibiotics

Socially Motivated “Nudges” Can Curb Antibiotic Overprescribing in Primary Care

Abstract: Two socially motivated behavioral interventions can effectively reduce inappropriate antibiotic prescribing by primary care physicians, according to a study published today in the Journal...
Pulmonary Tuberculosis With Acute Respiratory Failure

Can we Overcome Drug Resistant TB?

Abstract: Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient and deadly bacterial disease that generally affects the lungs. Despite the fact that TB is both preventable and curable,...
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...