Experts push for CDC infection control rules that incorporate COVID-19
Sep 20, 2023
A group of public health experts is urging the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to update infection control practices that currently don’t incorporate COVID-19 best practices. The...
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...
Study: Leadership support yields better job satisfaction for infection prevention workers
Sep 15, 2023
Leadership support may be just what healthcare workers — and particularly infection preventionists — at long-term care communities need to avoid burnout.
Tips for training staff to prevent norovirus outbreaks
Aug 31, 2023
As the leading cause of gastroenteritis, norovirus — colloquially known as the stomach flu — is unpleasant for anyone. But in long-term care facilities, where vulnerable residents live in close quarters,...
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...
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.
Implementing effective visitor policies to mitigate norovirus transmission in SNFs
Jul 27, 2023
Nursing homes play a crucial role in providing care and support to vulnerable populations. However, these facilities are often susceptible to infectious diseases such as norovirus due to close living quarters...
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...
Infection prevention guidelines outline acute care best practices
Jul 12, 2023
Preventing infections is likely still top of mind emerging from the pandemic. But even though facility leaders know what works to stop the spread of infections doesn’t mean that it’s getting done....