Rosie D. Lyles

Combatting CRE in long-term care

Combatting CRE in long-term care

While rare among healthy people, certain types of infections are on the rise in hospitals, nursing homes and other healthcare settings where up to half of all bloodstream infections caused by this type of bacteria result in death.

A horizontal approach to infection preparedness

A horizontal approach to infection preparedness

Today's growing concerns surrounding infectious risks such as Ebola, EVD-68, and flu are excellent examples of why proactive horizontal approaches to infection prevention and implementing proven prevention practices on a daily basis are so important, because the reality is that long-term care facilities and the populations they serve are at inherently increased risk of infection.

Fall into flu and norovirus prevention

Fall into flu and norovirus prevention

While many long-term care residents may be welcoming in the fall season by enjoying the cooler weather, changing leaves and apple cider, fall is also the time for long-term care facility managers and professionals to develop or dust off infection outbreak prevention plans.