Infection Prevention Resource Center

Human Papillomavirus

Increasing knowledge of HPV and HPV vaccine through an educational documentary in PA Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection causing cervical, oropharyngeal cancers and genital warts. In the United States (U.S.), it is estimated that one in four individuals are…

Infection Control Pillows

It is no surprise that mattresses and pillows are at high risk for transmitting infections because patients are in constant contact with these objects. There are currently no CDC/HICPAC guidelines for cleaning mattresses or pillows. Contamination may occur during bed making or when large…

The Dirty Dozen in Infection Control

How sharp are your skills in identifying infection control violations? ADVANCE asked nurses at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, DE, to create a room that would be an infection control nightmare. Beebe nurses put their heads together and staged an isolation room with 12 infection control no-no’s.…

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