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APIC promotes “Infection Prevention and You”

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Guest Author – Vicki G. Allen, MSN, RN, CIC Manager of the Infection Prevention and Control Department CaroMont Regional Medical Center This year APIC is marking International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), October 20-26, by launching a multiyear campaign themed "Infection Prevention and You.” The focus is to engage everyone — patients, families, and healthcare personnel — Read More >

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A Patient Speaks from the Heart

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Guest Author: Karen Morrow Like any other tragedy, the first thing to enter a person’s mind is, “This can’t be happening to me.”  It’s exactly what I thought.  I absolutely knew that I was OK…until I read the test results.  I still go back and read them now and can’t believe they are mine.  Writing Read More >

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What Happens in the Outpatient Clinic Doesn’t Always Stay in the Outpatient Clinic: Lessons from a Regional Outbreak of Adenovirus-associated Epidemic Keratoconjunctivitis (EKC)

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Author – Andrew Wiese, MPH Applied Epidemiology Fellow Tennessee Department of Health CDC, Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) This week’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) includes a description of six separate outbreaks of Adenovirus-associated epidemic keratoconjunctivitis (EKC) in four different states. These outbreaks were mainly associated with outpatient eye care. Last August, Read More >

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One Hospital, One Heart, Let’s Get Together to Control VRE (Vancomycin-Resistant Enterococci)

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  Authors – Bruce Y. Lee, MD, MBA Associate Professor of International Health and Director of Operations Research International Vaccine Access Center Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health   Think when another hospital in a region has a vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE) bacteria problem that it’s their problem and not your hospital’s problem? Think again. Read More >

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Time for change? Lessons from a trial of the Dialysis Station Routine Disinfection Checklist

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Authors – Peggy Bushey RN, CDN, Renal Services Linda Fosher, RN, Renal Services Sally Hess MPH, CIC, Infection Prevention Fletcher Allen Health Care, Burlington Vermont The risk of transmitting bloodborne pathogens, including hepatitis C virus, in a hemodialysis unit can be high due to environmental contamination with blood. Our clinic recently participated in a “test Read More >

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