Infection Prevention

2020 International Clostridioides difficile (C. diff., C. difficile) Virtual Conference and Health EXPO Nov. 14 | 11/11/2020

… fourteen international topic-experts dedicated in disciplines of healthcare, pharma, biotech, academia, and Government agencies. Presenters will deliver data and discuss critical information on a leading Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI), Clostridioides difficile, Gut Microbiome, Infection Prevention , and global healthcare-associated issues on November 14, 2020 with a live online program under the direction of IT professionals at WhiteHat Communications. To learn more about this extraordinary conference, guest speakers, poster presentations …

2020 International Clostridioides difficile (C. diff., C. difficile) Virtual Conference and Health EXPO Nov. 14 | 11/11/2020

… fourteen international topic-experts dedicated in disciplines of healthcare, pharma, biotech, academia, and Government agencies. Presenters will deliver data and discuss critical information on a leading Healthcare-Associated Infection (HAI), Clostridioides difficile, Gut Microbiome, Infection Prevention , and global healthcare-associated issues on November 14, 2020 with a live online program under the direction of IT professionals at WhiteHat Communications. To learn more about this extraordinary conference, guest speakers, poster presentations …

State to receive COVID-19 vaccine in early December | 11/11/2020

… how many doses to expect, but they‚Äôre tentatively planning for between 2,000 to 20,000 initial COVID-19 doses during the ‚Äúvery limited‚Äù first phase. Dr. David Chansolme, Integris Health medical director of infection prevention , said Oklahoma is expecting to receive doses of Pfizer‚Äôs vaccine. The company said no serious safety concerns were reported with the vaccine, which proved to be more than 90% effective at preventing COVID …

Yes, you can get the flu and the coronavirus at the same time | News | lancasteronline.com | 11/11/2020

… potentially significant intersection between the two viruses. “We don’t have enough experience to really know if it’s a double whammy situation that becomes really difficult to treat,” says Dr. Eric Sachinwalla, medical director of Infection Prevention and Control at Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia. “It’s definitely plausible that if someone has both infections, it’s harder for their body to fight that off. And these are two viruses that can potentially cause …

More than 1 lakh nurses trained across India to fight against COVID-19 | 11/9/2020

… Initiated by Generation India, a youth employment not for profit organisation, along with its coalition partners, this 4-hour, free online course offers practical, demonstration-based, and immediately applicable support in the areas of infection prevention and control in the COVID-19 crisis, use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), the role of nurses in handling COVID-19 patients and self-care. ‚ÄúAs a skills initiative Generation wanted to contribute to …

COVID-19 outbreaks are increasing within Virginia’s hospitals, health officials warn - Apostz | 11/9/2020

… hospitals and health care facilities, which have been on the frontline of the pandemic for months. ‚ÄúWith the increase in community transmission, we think we just really have to get to the basics of infection prevention and control,‚Äù she said. ‚ÄúWe‚Äôre seeing issues with personal protective equipment and the need to remind staff to make sure everyone is social distancing and and following public health guidelines before and …

New Project Firstline provides infection prevention training | 11/9/2020

New Project Firstline provides infection prevention training November 9, 2020 √ó This website uses cookies We use cookies to personalise content and ads, to provide social media features and to analyse our traffic. We also share information about your use of our site with our social media, advertising and analytics partners who may combine it with other information that you‚Äôve provided to them or that they‚Äôve collected from …

Will handshakes be a thing of the past when the pandemic is over? | 11/9/2020

… distance. That social distancing includes avoiding shaking hands when greeting someone. But will the handshake become a thing of the past once America is no longer worried about the virus? Neal DeWoody is an infection prevention specialist at Cox South in Springfield. ‚ÄúHands, in particular, we use them for everything that we do,‚Äù DeWoody said. ‚ÄúWe touch everything with our hands and then we touch our face, we touch …

Three Beaumont hospitals reinstate visitor restrictions as COVID-19 cases rise | 11/9/2020

… in Michigan. The restrictions will take effect at 8 a.m. to protect patients and staff, officials said. ‚ÄúCommunity positivity rates have jumped to 8-11% in the area,” said Dr. Nick Gilpin, medical director of infection prevention and epidemiology for Beaumont Health, in a Monday statement. “Last spring, we took care of the most COVID-19 patients in the state and we know that taking difficult steps like restricting visitors will …

Syrian Arab Republic: COVID-19 Response Update No. 12 - 9 November 2020 | 11/9/2020

… including three deaths. Both WHO and UNICEF, along with Health and Education sector partners, continue to support schools in COVID-19 preventive actions, including through teacher and school health worker trainings, PPE distributions, and infection prevention and control (IPC) measures including increased water trucking and soap distributions. While current official numbers remain relatively low, it is clear the epidemiological situation in Syria continues to rapidly evolve and all factors. ‚Äì …

Travel Health Tips for Holiday Travel – Signals AZ | 11/8/2020

… COVID-19. ‚ÄúFollowing CDC travel recommendations for this holiday season is the best way to protect yourself and those you care about the most from COVID-19 infection,‚Äù said Helen Arnold, RN, an infection prevention specialist at Banner Desert Medical Center and Banner Children‚Äôs at Desert. Here are some travel recommendations from Banner Health and the CDC to reduce your risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19. Low …

Victorian hotel quarantine inquiry calls for police to be on site 24 hours a day | Australia news | The Guardian | 11/6/2020

… possible infection‚Äù of coronavirus. The former judge Jennifer Coate, who oversaw the inquiry, made 69 recommendations including that police be on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week; that hotels have infection prevention and control expertise on site; and that all staff be supported ‚Äúincluding the need to relocate if necessary and have a managed return to work‚Äù. The site manager at each hotel would be …

Hospital companies caught in middle of County Commission debate over CARES Act funding | 11/6/2020

… the workshop, Edwin Loftin, Parrish’s senior vice president of acute care and chief nursing officer, sought commission approval for Parrish to be reimbursed through the CARES Act for $4.98 million in costs related to infection prevention , respiratory care and emergency department expenses at Parrish. Loftin also indicated that Parrish would provide $1 million for improvements at Blanton Park, a county park within a moderate-income area of Titusville ‚Äî something …

Victorian hotel quarantine inquiry calls for police to be on site 24 hours a day | MSN | 11/6/2020

… possible infection‚Äù of coronavirus. The former judge Jennifer Coate, who oversaw the inquiry, made 69 recommendations including that police be on site 24 hours a day, seven days a week; that hotels have infection prevention and control expertise on site; and that all staff be supported ‚Äúincluding the need to relocate if necessary and have a managed return to work‚Äù. ¬© Photograph: Speed Media/Rex/Shutterstock The Stamford Plaza …

Pandemic Protocols Don’t Stand in the Way of a Safe Delivery | U.S. News & World Report | 11/4/2020

Pandemic Protocols Don’t Stand in the Way of a Safe Delivery Nov. 4, 2020 By Steven Reinberg, HealthDay Reporter (HealthDay) WEDNESDAY, Nov. 4, 2020 (HealthDay News) – New infection prevention practices started during the coronavirus pandemic have actually shortened hospital stays for mothers and their babies, a new study finds. The changes included screening the temperature of all patients and visitors, limiting the number of visitors, providing staff with personal protective …

Substantial community spread of COVID-19 seen in Strafford County | 11/3/2020

… of the Spaulding Turnpike, and medical workers say they’re seeing hundreds of people every day.”We are seeing definitely an increase in positives coming forward as we increase testing,” said Martha Wassell, director of infection prevention . “We see this sharp increase, and it’s not just one or two days, this is a trend, and it’s a significant increase every single day.”The Strafford County Public Health Network is seeing the …

Registered Nurse (RN) - Infection Preventionist - Full-Time Day | 11/3/2020

Registered Nurse (RN) - Infection Preventionist - Full-Time Day Date Posted: November 3, 2020 Deadline: Friday, December 4, 2020 Organization: Laurens County Hospital Associate’s Degree in Nursing Science; BSN Preferred No experience in Infection Prevention required. Three years‚Äô experience in nursing. Required Certifications/Registrations/Licenses RN Licensure for SC (Lawson code NLRN) Job Description: Job Summary The RN-Infection Preventionist (RN-IP) is a part of a team responsible for …

Former U.S. Surgeon General Added To PDI Board | 11/2/2020

Former U.S. Surgeon General Added To PDI Board Sponsors PDI, Inc., a provider of infection prevention products and solutions, announced the appointment of Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, former U.S. Surgeon General. The board of directors play a critical role in providing key strategic guidance and leadership to build upon PDI‚Äôs clinical expertise, solution-oriented product offerings, and advisor position, according to a press release from the Woodcliff Lake, New …

CORONAVIRUS (COVID 19) INFORMATION UPDATE | 11/2/2020

… for additional information and updates. To view current Chester County (PA) COVID-19 cases, please CLICK HERE. For additional updates related to recent developments pertaining to COVID-19 and Tel Hai Retirement Community‚Äôs infection prevention methods, please read the information listed below. The Disaster Awareness Team (DAT) is initiating additional preventative measures to reduce the risk for the spread of illness. We follow protocols as provided by our Medical …

New sanitizer kills COVID-19 bacteria in 15 seconds | 11/2/2020

ST. PAUL, MINN. - Infection preventions solutions company Ecolab has received approval from the US Environmental Protection Agency for its Sink & Surface Cleaner, which can kill the virus linked to COVID-19 in 15 seconds. According to the company, the cleaner kills the virus quicker than any other registered cleaner. Ecolab‚Äôs cleaner is designed for restaurants and other foodservice businesses to meet heightened expectations for cleanliness and reduce exposure of …

Confirmed: COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee, Valley West hospitals | 11/2/2020

Confirmed: COVID-19 hospitalizations on the rise at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee, Valley West hospitals By KATIE FINLON Follow Mark Busch file photo ‚Äì [email protected] Caption Dr. Bob Manam, medical director of infection prevention at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb, said he believes mostly COVID-19 fatigue, or feeling burned out because of the pandemic, and people letting down their guard are to blame for the hospitalization increases. As …

Post 56. October 30, 2020. CORONAVIRUS. “Trump’s now back in charge. It’s not the doctors.” | | 10/31/2020

… the president on Election Day. By their calculations, Trump would be the “open-up president.”” (A) “More than one-third of healthcare workers hospitalized for COVID-19 were nurses, underscoring the need for continued infection prevention and control practices. During the early months of the pandemic, nurses and nursing assistants were hit particularly hard, accounting for a large percentage of healthcare workers hospitalized with COVID-19, according to an analysis …

COVID-19 Myths Debunked | 10/31/2020

The University of Chicago Medicine Executive Medical Director of Infection Prevention and Control Dr. Emily Landon analyzed some of the most popular myths regarding the ongoing worldwide pandemic, as coronavirus cases keep rising across the USA. Let‚Äôs talk about one of the most controversial items related to the ongoing pandemic ‚Äì masks. Wearing A Mask Masks have been around for centuries and are necessary for hospitals and controlled environments …

Cantel Medical (NYSEARCA:CMD) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research | 10/30/2020

… Medical (NYSEARCA:CMD) from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Monday, Zacks.com reports. According to Zacks, ‚ÄúCantel Medical Corporation is a global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention products and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers, which improve outcomes and help save lives. Through an expansive portfolio of endoscopy, water purification and filtration, and healthcare disposables, Cantel Medical provides high …

Cantel Medical (NYSEARCA:CMD) Upgraded to Hold at Zacks Investment Research | 10/30/2020

… Medical (NYSEARCA:CMD) from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a report published on Monday, Zacks.com reports. According to Zacks, ‚ÄúCantel Medical Corporation is a global company dedicated to delivering innovative infection prevention products and services for patients, caregivers, and other healthcare providers, which improve outcomes and help save lives. Through an expansive portfolio of endoscopy, water purification and filtration, and healthcare disposables, Cantel Medical provides high …