American Journal Of Infection Control

Current healthcare cleaning protocol ineffective against A. baumannii

The current healthcare cleaning protocol may be inadequate to rid patient rooms of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii, according to a study in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control.

Nurse overload equals mistakes

Nurse overload equals mistakes


Did you hear the one about the seasoned detective who finds a body in a field? Surrounded by young detectives, he immediately announces, "She was a nurse and worked in long term care!" Stunned, the newbie detectives ask, "How on earth can you tell that?" "Easy," he says.

Healthcare-acquired infection rates tied to nurse burnout, researchers say


Healthcare providers looking to reduce facility-acquired infection rates might start by lightening their nurses' patient load, authors of a new report recommend.

Board-certified infection control directors linked to lower MRSA rates, study reveals


Healthcare providers with board-certified infection prevention specialists on staff have substantially fewer methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections than those that don't, new research suggests.

New technology could revolutionize healthcare disinfection processes, study finds

Infection control experts say they have developed a disinfection method that could revolutionize the way healthcare facilities prevent healthcare-acquired infections.

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