Prevention Challenges

Preventing Infection, Prevention Challenges, Public Health,

International Infection Prevention Week 2020: Advocacy and Resilience in the Face of New Challenges

APIC President Connie Steed reflects on the work infection preventionists are doing today establishing standards for hand hygiene and PPE use, and partnering with others to monitor the disinfection of equipment and cleanliness of devices that touch patients. The key to their success is collaboration with leaders and providers throughout the healthcare system.
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Preventing Infection, Prevention Challenges, Prevention Strategies, Uncategorized,

The Role of Infection Prevention in Antimicroial Stewardship

Recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for curbing the spread of antimicrobial resistant organisms expand slightly beyond the responsible use of antibiotics. They include proper handwashing regimens and removing temporary medical devices, such as catheters and ventilators, as soon as they are no longer needed. Traditionally, antimicrobial stewardship focuses primarily on…
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