Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

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...
Antimicrobial Properties of Copper and Copper Alloys for Infection Control

Antimicrobial Properties of Copper and Copper Alloys for Infection Control

Abstract Over the past decade the development of additional disinfecting methods has become increasingly important to prevent hospital acquired infections as antibiotic drug resistance has...
Evaluating New Innovations in Fecal Management Solutions

Evaluating New Innovations in Fecal Management Solutions

Editors Note: Correct Order of Authors is as follows:  Niall Wallace, Dr. Harsh Sheth, Dr. Michael Ackerman, Ashlee Garcia, WOCN Abstract Fecal incontinence is a debilitating condition that if not...
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...