Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Call to Action: NSF Legionella 2018 Conference

NSF Legionella 2018 Conference

Abstract We tend to think of the developing world when addressing issues of safe water, but even in the developed world, there is significant risk...
2018 TIPS Sudden Science Research Grant

TIPS Sudden Science Research Grant

Call to Action 2018 TIPS Sudden Science Research Grant Submission Deadline: April 27, 2018 Grant Amount: Up to $35,000 USD* The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS) Sudden Science Research...
Our Darkest Hour: Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Our Darkest Hour: Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Abstract In times of tragedy, people have to band together to work towards one cause. In this article, a medical laboratory professional describes her experiences...
2018 Healthcare Symposium

Clean Design: 2018 Healthcare Symposium

Abstract The Healthcare symposium takes a multi-faceted approach to improving patient outcomes through hospital design and management. It brings together clinicians, engineers, and architects. On...
Empowering Patients is Critical to Decreasing HAIs

Empowering Patients is Critical to Decreasing HAIs

Abstract Hand hygiene is the best method to prevent the transmission of infections. Hand hygiene for hospitalized patients sounds obvious – something that should be...
What really happens when I get a #Flu vaccine?

What really happens when I get a #Flu vaccine?

Abstract Seasonal flu is a serious, highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. In the United States, approximately five to 20 percent of...
Hypochlorous Acid: Harnessing an Innate Response

Hypochlorous Acid: Harnessing an Innate Response

Abstract: Human pathogens are becoming resistant to antibiotics developed over the past century, and common infections once routinely managed by conventional antibiotics can now become...
Bedbugs A growing, but manageable concern

Bedbugs: A Growing, but Manageable Concern

Abstract Bedbugs are spreading at an alarming rate and are a pest of great public health importance. To date, bedbugs have not been known to...
The Dangers of Celebrating Too Early

The Dangers of Celebrating Too Early

Abstract  Clostridium difficile infections are a significant cause of death and harm in the United States. Despite their growing prevalence, surveillance and public reporting of...
A Novel Biotech Approach to Tackling Clostridium difficile

A Novel Biotech Approach to Tackling Clostridium difficile

Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) caused approximately 453,000 healthcare-associated infections in the United States in 2011, resulting in 29,000 deaths within 30 days of initial...