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Infection Prevention

Ten in 10

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of Healthcare Purchasing News. Technically, HPN reaches the four-decade milestone in April as the bimonthly Purchasing Administration sported...

The correlation between the clinical environment of care and HAIs

The contaminated clinical environment of care (CEOC) has been proven to play a role in the transmission of multidrug-resistant pathogens such as Methicillin Resistant...

100 Facts About Bed Bugs

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Once upon a time, bed bugs played little more than a bit part in a children's nursery rhyme. But since they scut tled out of obscurity into the limelight more than a decade ago, the American public has found it hard to sleep tight. Bed bugs have inspired everything from disgust and dread to myths and misconceptions - not to mention making their fair share of headlines.

Strength in numbers

It’s not a hoax. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is real — has been for decades — and it’s getting worse. The Centers for Disease Control and...

A primer on antibiotic-resistant superbugs and improving antibiotic stewardship

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that one out of every 25 hospitalized patients will contract a...

Patient warming heats up

Maintaining normothermia in the surgical patient — keeping core body temperature consistently above 36° C (96.8° F) — demands diligence, adherence to best practices,...

Pre-warming as a prerequisite

Many factors can lead to hypothermia — anesthetics, air movement, cooler-than-normal temperatures in the surgical suite, evaporation of skin-prep solutions and other reasons. To...

Seeing is believing

Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) can put a significant dent in hospitals’ budgets since Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services refused to reimburse for certain infections...

SPD: Win-Win means collaboration, teamwork with Infection Preventionist

CBSPD Expiration: September 30, 2021
IAHCSMM Expiration: September 7, 2019

The complexities of the clinical environment of care and reusable medical devices

The risk for contamination of medical equipment and environmental surfaces is ever-present in the healthcare environment. However, risk can be successfully mitigated in most...
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