Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

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...
Rapid Testing for Antibiotic Resistant Strains of MRSA

Rapid Testing for Antibiotic Resistant Strains of MRSA

Editor Note: Dr. Graham F. Cope and Bruce Savage are two individuals participating in the Longitude Prize Challenge. The Longitude Prize is a competition...
Stewards Working To Save Antibiotics: Pharmacy & The Medical Laboratory

Stewards Working to Save Antibiotics: Pharmacy & The Medical Laboratory

Abstract Approximately 1 in 25 patients hospitalized in a U.S. acute care hospital has at least one healthcare–associated infection (HAI), adding up to over 700,000...
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2017

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2017

Abstract Medical Laboratory Professionals saves lives every day. To highlight the efforts of these clinical laboratory scientists, Outbreak News Today featured a team of Medical...
Using Chemical Microbicides to Interrupt the Environmental Spread of Pathogens

Using Chemical Microbicides to Interrupt the Environmental Spread of Pathogens

Abstract Environmental spread of dangerous pathogens is becoming more prevalent as international travel gets easier. Chemical microbicides are a useful tool to curb the spread...