Tag: infection prevention

Emergent Microbial Threats

CDC-approved strategies for nurses to perform risk migration According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that one out of every twenty-five hospitalized patients will contract a Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI). Each year HAI’s are a documented source of…

Technology Helps Fight Infection

As nurses, we all understand hand hygiene is the best way to prevent hospital-acquired infections (HAIs). Unfortunately, however, random audits and observations have shown us there is much room for improvement in this area among healthcare workers. At Morristown Medical Center, we have unit-based…

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…

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…

Nurse Role in Norovirus Response

Its transmission methods are multiple – fecal/oral route, person-to-person, touching contaminated objects, aerosolization! It doesn’t have a lipid envelope so alcohol and many detergents don’t kill it. It can live for 12 hours on hard surfaces and up to 12 days on fabrics. It…

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