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Are “faster kill time” disinfectants needed to improve infection control outcomes?

Several new disinfectants have come on the market touting faster kill times for pathogens than most disinfectants available today.  This seemingly might offer a way for healthcare institutions to improve infection control outcomes.   It is our opinion that these products offer little

HAI’s – Infection Control

HAI stands for Healthcare Acquired Infection. This means that a patient enters a hospital for treatment and contracts an unrelated illness. HAI’s are spread through infected patients, infected surfaces, or through the hands of healthcare workers. Healthcare acquired infections are the

Infection Control – Create an Infection Control Program

With the start of cold and flu season quickly approaching, infection control should be a top priority in many facilities, particularly health care facilities. Last year the Ebola virus was the focus of many concerns, but C. Diff., MRSA, swine flu, bird flu, and the traditional Influen

CRE: Facts, Infection, & Prevention

Enterobacteriaceae are a group of bacteria that include Salmonella, E. coli, Klebsiella, and Enterobacter. These kinds of bacteria often can live inside the body as a normal part of the intestines. However, when they become resistant to certain antibiotics, they can cause serious infe

MRSA Infection & Disease

Staphylococcus aureus is a type of bacteria that causes common skin infections. Typically, it is easily treated with antibiotics. Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, is a strain of bacteria that has developed resistance to many of the common antibiotics used to treat

Ebola Virus Update

Ebola virus causes hemorrhagic fever in humans, which is a severe and often fatal disease. Symptoms, including headache, high fever, unexplained bleeding, and vomiting, may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to the virus; a person is only contagious when showing symptoms

Healthcare Acquired Infections – HAI’s

HAI stands for Healthcare Acquired Infections. This means that a patient enters a hospital for treatment and contracts an unrelated illness. HAI’s are spread through infected patients, infected surfaces, or through the hands of healthcare workers. Healthcare acquired infections are th