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August 1, 2017

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  • Implementing the CDC Water Management Program

    With the recent CMS action1 to begin enforcing Legionella controls in hospitals, infection preventionists can find a wealth of compliance resources in a newly updated CDC Water Management toolkit.2

  • APIC 2017: Amid Change, Hold to Core Values

    Amid rapid change and new challenges, it is critical for infection preventionists to preserve their core values, including protecting patients and families, APIC President Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, FAPIC, said recently in Portland at the annual conference of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).

  • Waterborne Outbreaks Go Beyond Legionella

    Legionella is not the only bug in hospital water capable of threatening patients with deadly infections. Hospital Infection Control & Prevention recently talked to two investigators in the CDC’s vaunted Epidemic Intelligence Service. Investigating two separate waterborne outbreaks, these medical detectives offered some sage advice in the form of an observation and a caveat.

  • Why Antibiotic Stewardship Teams Need IPs

    Patti Kieffer, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC, infection prevention consultant at BJC HealthCare in St. Louis, had a much different talk in mind when she originally thought of addressing her IP colleagues on the antibiotic stewardship.

  • Ebola Outbreak Ends; Lessons of 2014 Resonate

    The WHO declared the end of the most recent outbreak of Ebola virus on July 2, 2017, saying two 21-day incubation cycles had passed since the last confirmed case in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. There were eight cases, four of whom died.