Practical Infection Prevention

Practical Infection Prevention

Practical infection control and Prevention

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...
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,...
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Four lesser known facts about Dengue

Like many tropical countries, India witnesses a cyclical spike in the number of Dengue cases every 4-5 years1. The current year has been one...
Swapping Spit in the Chip Dip

Swapping Spit in the Chip Dip

Abstract: Double dippers beware.  Like kissing, more surprises await you than you would realize.  Recent studies have shown that the transmission of bacteria from the...
Endoscopes A Patient versus Worker Health Dilemma – Total Health

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...
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Hand Hygiene Compliance Auditing Does Not Work

Abstract: In 2009 the World Health Organization began marketing compliance auditing of the “Five Moments for Hand Hygiene” in an effort to improve the hand...
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Building a Career In Infection Prevention: Jomcy’s Story

Abstract: The author of the following article discusses her path to building a career in Infection Prevention and Control.  Through volunteer opportunities, job shadowing and...
Chagas Disease

Gross Bugs with a Cute Name Moving North: Kissing Bugs & Chagas Disease

Updated: Thursday November 26, 2015 : 10:43 EST Abstract: There has been a recent surge in news related to Chagas Disease and the Kissing Bug, most...
Hand Sanitizer Dispenser

Show Me Your Hands: Hand Hygiene Myths and Facts

Abstract: The use of hand sanitizers is ubiquitous in public places all over the United States.  Although this promotes better hand hygiene, improper use renders many...

Fighting Infections in a Microbial World

Abstract: Bacteria can be found everywhere, including in the human body where it plays an important role in our health. Your bacterial ecosystem is referred...