Three Key Insights about C.diff Infections

Posted by Rich D'Addario on Mon, Oct 12, 2015 @ 10:00 AM

With more than 5,000 peer-reviewed articles posted to PubMed about Clostridum Difficile (C.diff), it can be overwhelming to cull out best practices and identify the most important insights for preventing its transmission. Recently an article published in Infection Control Today separated fact from fiction regarding possible causes of C.diff infection rates. A few key takeaways are emphasized by Kelly Romano, MPH, CIC, and are what all healthcare staff should know in order to best prevent disease transmission.

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Topics: C. difficile, CDC

Planning, Preparation and Partnerships for Managing the Unexpected

Posted by Rich D'Addario on Fri, Oct 09, 2015 @ 10:30 AM

 A panel of environmental services (EVS) and waste stream experts convened to discuss emergency preparedness strategy, including EVS’ growing role and lessons learned from, Ebola –the worst health crisis in 35 years.. The panel walked through preparedness issues ranging from staff tracking to contact tracing to managing highly infectious waste. Panel guests also highlighted the importance of cross-functional teams and collaboration with hospitals, government officials, industry and community leaders.

 

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Topics: Ebola, CDC

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