COVID-19 spreads by hand, surface contamination, first real-world study finds
Apr 09, 2023
Researchers say they’ve found the first verifiable evidence that the presence of SARS-CoV-2 on hands and surfaces significantly contributes to the spread of COVID-19.
MDROs setting up residence: The role of the contaminated environment in long-term care
Debra A. Hagberg
Aug 18, 2022
America’s age 65 and older population is expected to nearly double in size in the coming decades, from 49 million in 2016 to 95 million in 2060. With this aging of the population comes the reality of...
Nurses union to FDA: Mask decontamination never should have been OK’d
Jan 29, 2021
The reuse of N95 respirators and other single-use PPE is unsafe, according to the lead hygienist of National Nurses United. The union is heartened by President Joe Biden’s promise to use the Defense...
An electric cooker can sanitize N95 masks, preserve filtration and fit, investigators find
Aug 10, 2020
A rice cooker or an Instant Pot effectively decontaminates N95 respirators without compromising fit and function, researchers say. They demonstrate the method in a YouTube video.
Clinical Briefs for Friday, May 22
May 21, 2020
Infection control problems ‘persisted’ at nursing homes prior to pandemic: GAO … New AARP report spotlights Alzheimer’s toll on women … Emerging medical countermeasures to COVID-19 may be best...
Clinical Briefs for Friday, September 20
Sep 19, 2019
Needle-free flu vaccine patch effective in early study … It is never too late to start statins for clogged leg arteries … Zantac distribution halted amid contamination concerns
Signs of infection in chronic wounds
Nov 16, 2010
Indicators of infection are subtle in chronic wounds.
What to do with unused meds
Mar 10, 2010
There is more and more talk in state legislatures of finding new ways to dispose of unused medications at healthcare facilities. This is an idea whose time has come.