Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

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Saving Lives in the Shadows of Healthcare

Abstract Superbugs (or multidrug-resistant pathogens) are being spread, as our treatment choices diminish. Diagnostic tests to identify the pathogen(s) responsible for an infection can improve...
The Evolution of Charged Electrostatics

The Evolution of Charged Electrostatics

Disclosures: Sponsored and funded by ByoPlanet International, LLC Abstract: Objective: The purpose of this experiment was to demonstrate the enhanced coverage achieved when using induction charged...
Alternative Technologies

Alternative Technologies in Infection Control: Safe, Effective, & Affordable

Disclosures: Allen Beuershausen is the Co-founder of Sanitis and Harry Jarbath is the Founder of Sanitis. Sanitis is a global sales and marketing company distributing...
Steps to Win the Prize

Tackling Antibiotic Resistance – A Prize Approach to Open Innovation

Abstract Background: Antimicrobial resistance is one of the most significant public health threats facing the world. There is a lack of new antibiotics, and the...
Electrostatic Technology for Surface Disinfection in Healthcare Facilities

Electrostatic Technology for Surface Disinfection in Healthcare Facilities

Abstract: Studies have shown that less than 50% of environmental surfaces in patient care rooms are properly cleaned and disinfected. Evidence strongly suggests that cross...
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Reduction of Bacteraemia through MRSA Surveillance

Abstract: Bacteraemia is indicated by the presence of pathogens in blood. As this is systemic, bacteraemia can become fatal very quickly. In the United Kingdom,...
World MRSA Day

I guess everything changes when it happens to you! Editorial Reflections on World...

Editorial By Rodney E. Rohde, PhD Abstract: On any given day, approximately 1 in 25 inpatients in U.S. acute care hospitals has at least one healthcare–associated...
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In-Vitro Diagnostics: An Under-Utilized Tool

Abstract: With the spread, and impending pandemic, of antimicrobial resistance, public health agencies from around the world are promoting a multifaceted approach to limit the...
Protecting the Patient

Protecting the Patient: Is it Time to Adopt Best Practices from the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Abstract Pharmaceutical companies spend an enormous amount of time and resources making sure that their products are safe for the patient.  If a sterile drug...
Reducing HAIs: Awareness, Cleaning and Replacement of Cubicle Curtains

Reducing HAIs: Awareness, Cleaning and Replacement of Cubicle Curtains

Abstract Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) are caused by a variety of pathogens which can often thrive on soft surfaces and are easily spread. This poses a...