Infection Control Practices

An Iowa dentist has been fined $5,000 for poor infection control practices, including the failure to change gloves between patients according to the Iowa Des Moines Register. An investigation was launched after a dental assistant working for Dr. Jay Buckley informed state regulators that Buckley was violating proper infection protocols. For example, instead of changing […]

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A University of Louisville School of Public Health & Information Sciences faculty member has been appointed to the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC). Ruth Carrico, PhD has been appointed as one of 14 experts serving on HICPAC. The HICPAC experts advise the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and […]

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A new study published in the May 2011 issue of the American Journal of Infection Control analyzed the relationship between the use of automated surveillance technology (AST) by hospitals and the implementation of evidence-based infection control practices by the hospital. ┬áResearchers from the University of California, recipe School of Public Health tested the hypothesis that […]

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