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The Association for Professionals in Infection Control và Epidemiology (APIC) created Industry Perspectives because infection prevention and control is everybody’s business. Explore this site và find the latest information on products, research, & education for infection prevention & control coming out of industry.

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Monkeypox Virus: What Healthcare Professionals Need khổng lồ Know

With monkeypox cases continuing khổng lồ grow globally, the World Health Organization & the U.S. Recently declared monkeypox a public health...

How Effective is UV Light Disinfection: A Research Review

Using UV light for disinfection has a significant effect on reducing the number of HAI-causing pathogens that can be found...

A gọi to action on Improving our National Strategy for Pandemic Preparedness & Patient Safety

APIC’s infection preventionist members have always played a pivotal role in maintaining the health of patients, employees, và visitors to...

Aramark Sanitization Wash Process

As an innovative leader in infection prevention, we take our role seriously. That’s why we’ve developed an advanced cleaning process ...

Tru-D Partners With Children’s Mercy-Kansas đô thị for Educational Webinar on UVC Disinfection

Combating Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms (MDROs) through an Innovative Soft-Surface Based Intervention

Multidrug-resistant microbes (MDROs) are on the rise, infecting millions globally. Innovative strategies are needed khổng lồ strengthen best practices and antibiotic...

Ensuring an OSHA ETS Compliant Cleaning và Disinfection Program

On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health và Human Services declared the COVID-19 situation a public health emergency....

UV Disinfection in the Healthcare Environment: Back to lớn Basics

This article aims to provide (1) a basic understanding of the characteristics of UV giải pháp công nghệ (2) keycriteria khổng lồ evaluate device...

Environmental Pandemic Cleaning: Keeping Your Guard Up as the Public Opens Up

If there is one positive outcome of the global pandemic, it is the widespread awareness and practice of cleaning and...

The Dual Access Lid by PDI

The Dual Access Lid is a breakthrough in canister packaging design, based on the vital need for quicker & easier...

How the Pandemic Impacted Environmental Cleaning & Disinfection

The pandemic changed everything, including the way healthcare facilities are cleaned and disinfected. In this article, Infection Preventionist Doe Kley,...

Ultraviolet (UV) Devices: Fact vs. Fiction

Clarifying the top 10 Myths About UV Room Disinfecting 

UV disinfection devices vày not need to lớn be so complicated & confusing.

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Watch a video clip to learn how Abbeville General uses their Tru-D UVC robot

Abbeville General has added the Tru-D UVC robot, a pathogen-eliminating UVC disinfection device, lớn its already extensive các mục of cleaning...

Emerging Pathogen Alert: Candida Auris

Candida auris is an “emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat”, according to lớn the Centers for Disease Control...

Better Together: PDI + Tru-D Have You Covered

Hospitals need multiple layers of defense to lớn ensure the highest cấp độ of cleanliness because no single approach can completely eliminate...

Nasal decolonization is a proven intervention to help reduce the risk of infections by removing harmful pathogens that live in...

A Layered Approach khổng lồ Infection Prevention

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) are challenging, costly, and difficult to lớn prevent & treat. That’s why hospitals need multiple layers of defense...

Environmental Infection

There is increasing evidence that the healthcare environment is an important source of healthcare-associated infections. Every facility must thoroughly clean its environment khổng lồ prevent it from developing into a reservoir for pathogens. Exposures to environmental pathogens or airborne pathogens may result in infections with significant morbidity and/or mortality. Environment of care involves construction và renovation; equipment & environmental service needs; utility maintenance và use; emergency management; and more.

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Hand Hygiene

Proper hand hygiene is the number one way khổng lồ prevent the spread of infection. Everyone—healthcare professionals, patients, residents, families, and volunteers—should clean their hands thoroughly and at appropriate times khổng lồ prevent the spread of disease.

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Diagnostic technologies enable the detection & quantification of pathogen burden. Timely detection of pathogens allows more effective implementation of infection prevention strategies with the goal of reducing transmission.

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Decontamination, Disinfection và Sterilization

Exposures khổng lồ germs on medical instruments and surfaces in healthcare settings can lead to illness in both patients & healthcare professionals. Appropriate disinfection and sterilization practices can help prevent healthcare-associated infections. All invasive procedures involve liên hệ by a medical device or surgical instrument with a patient"s sterile tissue or mucous membranes. The màn chơi of disinfection or sterilization is dependent on the intended use of the object.

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HAIs: Types & Pathogens

Infections can be associated with procedures (like surgery) và the devices used in medical procedures, such as catheters or ventilators. Four categories of infections tài khoản for about three quarters of HAIs in the acute care hospital setting: SSIs, CLABSIs, VAPs, & CAUTIs. Infections caused by bacteria such as Clostridium difficile & antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) are also common in hospitals.

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Health Information Technology

Technology is making a great impact on a core IP duty, which is collection, analysis, & utilization of data. With increasing dependence on health information technology, there continue to be significant changes in how these data are obtained, maintained, analyzed and utilized, including new definitions that tư vấn algorithmic detection of infections, electronic tệp tin upload capabilities for infection reporting, data assessment, screen-testing và surveillance systems, IT terminology, & validating and maintaining data systems for infection prevention.

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