Hand Hygiene

Congratulations to Beth Carey, LPN, Infection Prevention Coordinator at Tyrone Hospital for being nominated and elected for Infection Prevention Today’s National list of Who’s Who in Infection Prevention for 2013. Mrs. Carey was recognized for her hard work to maintain the standards for isolation and surveillance, being very proactive and innovative in the promotion of hand […]

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The Hospitals Contribution Fund of Australia (HCF) has developed a new web-based search engine allowing patients to compare certain quality indicators of Australian hospitals. The new web-based search engine allows consumers to compare the information of up to 10 hospitals at a time.  The site provides information about hand hygiene and Staphylococcus Aureus Bacteremia (SAB) […]

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The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and epidemiology, cheap Inc. (APIC) issued a news release yesterday (August 4, 2011) directing attention to two recent studies focusing on hand hygiene knowledge and infection risk in hospitals and elementary schools. The studies, both published in the August issue of APICs official publication — the American Journal […]

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided a patient information flyer titled “A Patient’s Guide to Infection Control at the Doctor’s Office.” The flyer provides consumer information for patients informing them of the actions they can take to prevent getting an infection while at a doctor’s appointment. The flyer has two primary […]

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A daily selection of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) news: current research, news articles, commentaries, and press releases.  In Focus, In the News is published Monday – Thursday on the HAI Focus blog. Current News About Healthcare Associated Infections   Antibiotic Resistance Source:  Molecular Detection Inc. Receives Notice of Allowance for US Patent Application Broadly Covering Detection […]

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A daily synopsis of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) news: current research, news articles, commentaries, and press releases.  In Focus, In the News is published Monday – Thursday on the HAI Focus blog. Current News About Healthcare Associated Infections   Bloodstream Infections At APIC New Comparative Effectivenss Research Study Shows RyMed’s InVision-Plus® Intraluminal Protection System Dramatically Reduced […]

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A daily synopsis of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) news: current research, news articles, commentaries, and press releases.  In Focus, In the News is published Monday – Thursday on the HAI Focus blog. Current News About Healthcare Associated Infections   Acinetobacter Infections Factors in Acinetobacter Infection Transmission.  DoctorsLounge, July 8, 2011.  About a review published in the July […]

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A daily synopsis of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) news: current research, news articles, commentaries, and press releases.  In Focus, In the News is published Monday – Thursday on the HAI Focus blog.  Stay informed by checking in daily to In Focus, In the News. Current News About Healthcare Associated Infections   Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) don’t stop […]

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The Niagara Health System in St. Catherines, purchase Ontario, shop Canada, has made key accomplishments in improving hand hygiene. Motion-Activated Hand Hygiene Kiosks New motion-activated hand hygiene kiosks are being used at the Greater Niagara General Site. As individuals walk by the kiosks, a voice message is triggered asking all passersby to clean their hands […]

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A daily synopsis of healthcare-associated infection (HAI) news: current research, news articles, commentaries, and press releases.  In Focus, In the News is published Monday – Thursday on the HAI Focus blog.  Stay informed by checking in daily to In Focus, In the News. Current News about Healthcare-Associated Infections. Acinetobacter baumannii (MDRAB) Cristina, ML, Spagnolo, AM, […]

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A recent press release by the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association (VHHA) describes how four Virginia hospitals reduced healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) by adding a persistent action plan to existing federal hand washing protocols. VHHA Services, a subsidiary of VHHA, conducted a study of four Virginia hospitals to determine if the addition of a persistent hand […]

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The Missouri Center for Patient Safety has initiated a pilot hand hygiene project with several facilities located in southeast Missouri. The theme for the project is “Five Moments for No Momo.” [box style=”rounded”]”In the early 1970’s, there were reports of a large hairy monster stalking the Louisiana, Missouri area who became known as ‘Momo the […]

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The Idaho Health Care Association, price Idaho Center for Assisted Living (IHCA-ICAL) will be holding a Long-term care infection prevention workshop at its 2011 Annual Convention “Rising to New Heights” scheduled for July 19 to July 21, buy 2011. The workshop, “Infection Prevention in LTC Part I: The Basics,” will be held at 2:45 – […]

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The World Health Organization’s (WHO) World Hand Hygiene Day is May 5, 2010.  For more information about hand hygiene and infection control tools and resources, visit the WHO’s website. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also marks the day by providing tools and resources for making improvements in hand hygiene in healthcare facilities.  […]

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