Infection Prevention Resource Center

New Infection Prevention Technologies

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on any given day, about one in every 25 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (HAI). HAIs continue to remain a high profile and serious issue, becoming even more visible with recent and…

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…

Nurse Role in Norovirus Response

This article appeared June 17 in the online edition of ADVANCE. 1. Heijne JCM, Teunis P, Morroy G, et al. Enhanced hygiene measures and norovirus transmission during an outbreak. Emerg Infect Dis. 2009;15(1):24-30. doi:10.3201/1501.080299. 2. Haill CF, Newell P, Ford C, et al. Compartmentalization of wards to cohort symptomatic patients at the…

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