Study: C. difficile transmission may hinge on individuals, not infection control tools
Sep 19, 2023
A person’s biology may play more of a role in how Clostridioides difficile, or C. diff, spreads more so than healthcare facility preventive measures, a new study finds. This means that transmission of...
How long must U.S. seniors wait for nursing homes to clean up their act? Congress must step in
Sep 18, 2023
For years the government has sounded the alarm about infection control lapses in nursing homes, a deficiency underscored at the outset of the coronavirus pandemic when many residents of a Kirkland, WA...
CDC program aims to boost sepsis care, prevent complications
Aug 28, 2023
A new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiative to better treat sepsis in hospitals could help long-term care communities launch and optimize sepsis care programs.
Decrease costs and boost morale by fostering a culture that prioritizes infection prevention and control
Buffy Lloyd-Krejci, DrPH, CIC
Aug 07, 2023
Before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, infection prevention and control (IPC) in long-term care facilities was usually relegated to the sidelines. If it was focused on at all, IPC often fell squarely on...
Healthcare worker location affects COVID-19 risk
Aug 04, 2023
Where healthcare workers live, as well as other social factors, plays a role in whether they get COVID-19, a new study finds.
Bedbugs may spread MRSA, study finds
Aug 03, 2023
Bedbugs could be a culprit in spreading methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections, which can be common in some assisted living and nursing home communities. A study in The Journal of...
Infection control course for assisted living workers
Aug 02, 2023
A new infection prevention course aims to bring more awareness about, and practical tips to stop, the spread of infections in assisted living communities.
Infection control without adding staff — it’s not just a fluke
Jul 26, 2023
In a recent letter to leaders in Congress, the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) highlighted the “astonishing lack of attention to infection prevention and control...
Bake in success with advanced clinicians in place: BrightSpring Health’s Arif Nazir, MD
Jun 26, 2023
Many nursing homes are moving too quickly to implement evolving technologies before their worth is fully known, cautions national nursing home medical expert Arif Nazir.
Feds should require full-time infection control specialists at nursing homes, association says
Jessica R. Towhey
Jun 20, 2023
The federal government should require a full-time infection preventionist in every nursing home, say leaders of a large ICP association.