The Box That Could Identify the Next Pandemic

Hospital Acquired Conditions vs. Hospital Acquired Infections: The Differences

The Delta Variant: 5 Things To Know

What is a Preventable Adverse Event?

How The Tokyo Olympics Are Controlling COVID

5 Things You Can Do To Avoid A Hospital-Acquired Infection

The Fastest Epidemiologist in the World?

3 Reasons Why Patients Get Infections

Post-COVID Preparation [infographic]

The Most Common Sites and Types of Hospital Acquired Infections

Post-COVID: How do we plan for the future?

Hospital Acquired Infections: Kickin' You When You're Already Down

The Rules of Engagement: Injection Safety

Post-COVID: What Changes Do We Keep?

The Rules of Engagement: Reprocessing Medical Devices

Post-COVID: What goes back to normal? What stays the same? What changes for the future?

The Rules of Engagement in the War Against Germs: Standard Contact Precautions

Infection Control and Prevention During A Crisis: What Keeps Working?

What is an antibiogram?

The Origins of Germ Theory, Part 3: Microscopes

Innovations in Healthcare: Balancing Cost and Care

The Origins of Germ Theory, Part 2: A Plague Upon Your House

Putting the Public Back on Public Transportation

The Origins of Germ Theory, Part 1: Enter Miasma

Gene Editing: Brought To You By Bacteria

Vaccine Deserts: When Access to Healthcare, Pharmacies, and the Internet are Limited

5 Bizarre Beliefs About Germs from the Not-So-Distant Past

Thankful for... Bacteria?

5 Takeaways from Kaiser Health News Report on COVID Deaths Among Healthcare Workers

Our Love/Hate Relationship with Bacteria

Life Aftrer Your Vaccine: What Can You Do Safely?

Endogenous vs. Exogenous Infections: It's All About Crowd Control

6 Reasons for Vaccine Hesitancy

LTACHs and Infection Control

Nursing Homes and Infection Control: The Most Common Infections

Nursing Homes and Infection Control: The Most Vulnerable Patients

Nursing Homes and Infection Control

Professional Profile: Immunologist Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett

What is the Continuum of Care?

Why Are Lipid Nanoparticles So Important to the COVID-19 Vaccine?

Silver vs Copper: Which is the better biocide? (Part 5)

Why You Still Need A Mask After You Get COVID Vaccine

Silver vs Copper: Which is the better biocide? (Part 4)

Building As We Go: Identification, Notification, and Vaccination

Silver vs Copper: Which is the better biocide? (Part 3)

A Fungus Among Us: Candida During COVID-19

Silver vs Copper: Which is the better biocide? (Part 2)

Silver vs Copper: Which is the better biocide? (Part 1)

Presidential Pathogens: How George Washington Stopped an Epidemic

Is Antibacterial Soap the Same As Regular Soap?

4 Key Terms in Infection Control

New Variant of SARS-CoV-2: Is it time to panic?

Preventive Biocidal Surfaces: A Definition in 4 Parts

A Child Is Born: Remembering Our Tiniest Patients

A New Category of Clean: Preventive Biocidal Surfaces

Who, What, Where, When? The COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out

Copper vs. Cuprous Oxide: What is the Difference?

Why are hospitals banning antimicrobials, but not copper?

Copper and Our Innate Immune System

Effective R: The R We Can Affect

Copper: An Ancient Remedy That Actually Works

Thankful For: Copper Research

Thankful For: Frontline Workers

Just how does copper kill germs?

A Hundred Years Apart: NYC During the 1918 Flu and 2020 COVID Pandemics (Part 2)

You'll Never Look At A Bedrail The Same Way Again.

A Hundred Years Apart: NYC During the 1918 Flu and 2020 COVID Pandemics

Hospital Surfaces: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Future of Nursing Homes: The Impact of COVID-19 and Beyond

The Horrors of Biofilms: Like Jason, They Keep Coming Back

Attack of the Killer Slime: It's not a B-Movie, It's a Biofilm

HAIs In The Time of COVID-19

Bacteria's 3 Real Estate Requirements (and only one of them is LOCATION)

How Do You Test Products for Virucidal Efficacy?

What is the Microbiome?

When Your Bacteria Colonies Get Hostile: That's An Infection

3 Ways to Get Ready for the "Twindemic": Flu & COVID-19

Gram Positive vs Gram Negative Bacteria and the Fight Against HAIs

Pathogen, Persistence, and Prevalence

Wildfires and Infection

Herd Immunity: Is It Possible Without A Stampede?

The Final Round-Up of Pathogens Causing Hospital-Acquired Infections

Emergency Regulations During A Pandemic

Watching, Waiting: Opportunistic Pseudomonas, Enterobacter, and Candida

Where Are We on National Contact Tracing?

Stealthy Passengers: E. coli, Klebsiella, and Enterococcus

The Prime Suspect in HAIs: Staphylococcus

So Many Disease Graphs: What Do They Mean?

The Usual Suspects: The Microorganisms that Cause HAIs

Additives: They Don't Add Health Protection

4 Ways to Improve Terminal Cleaning

Infection Control and Pro Sports

How clean is your Hospital Room?

Could We Be Close to a Vaccine for COVID-19?

Critically Clean: An In-Depth Look

Isolation States and Isolation Rooms: COVID-19 Hotspots

How Hospitals Stay Clean: Environmental Services

Cut Throught the Copper Craze: How to Know What Works

How Hospitals Stay Clean: Infection Prevention Teams

Germs on Surfaces: From Wimps to Bullies, Part 2

Fun During a Pandemic: Which Summer Activities are Safe?

Germs on Surfaces: From Wimps to Bullies, Part 1

When COVID-19 is an HAI: Long-Term Residential Facilities

The Most Contaminated and Most Touched Surfaces in a Patient Room

Surfaces Are Still Important In Slowing COVID-19

Contaminated Environment = Infected Patient: A Proof In Six Steps 

The Health Crisis Within the Health Crisis

The Meaning of Clean: Sanitizers, Disinfectants, and Sterilizers

Wear It Right! How to Wear Masks and Gloves

Nurses: On The Front Lines of Infection Control

Staying Safe During Re-Opening: 7 Things IPs Do

COVID-19: Why Looking Back Helps Us Look Ahead

Anatomy of an Isolation Room

5 Steps To Life After A Pandemic

Cleaning House, Part 4: Touch Points

Cleaning House, Part 3: Choosing a Disinfectant. What to Sic on the Bugs Making You Sick

Beyond the Briefings: Who's Who in the Coronavirus Task Force

Cleaning House, Part 2: Know Your Household Pathogen

Welcome to Our World: How COVID-19 Introduces Everyone to Life as an Infection Preventionist

Cleaning House, Part 1: Lessons from the Cleanest Hospitals

Copper Kills SARS-CoV-2 In 4 Hours: Faster Than Any Other Surface Tested

Hands are Surfaces: When Do We Clean and When Do We Sanitize?

Flattening The Curve: It's All About Capacity

Is A Virus Living or Non-Living? Yes. Part 2

Is a Virus Living or Non-Living? Yes. Part 1

Women in Microbiology: Dr. Abigail Salyers

Where The 4 Top Hospital Rating Groups Get Their Data

Black History Month: 5 Health Care Highlights

How Hospital Scores Are Generated: An Overview

American Medical Hero: Dr. Ruth E. Moore

Hospital Scores: We Compare The Top 3 Ratings Websites

Emmett W. Chappelle: Father of Bioluminescence

Professional Profile: Sorrel King, Josie King Foundation

Dr. Jane Hinton: Co-Developer of Mueller-Hinton Agar

10 Resources for Patient Safety

5 Facts About the Novel Coronavirus You Want to Know

The Empowered Patient, Part 5: Rally Your Support System

Coronavirus Outbreak: What Global and Hospital Outbreaks Have In Common

The Empowered Patient, Step 4: Record Keeping

Veteran's Hospitals Get New Rating System

The Empowered Patient, Step 3: Action

Preparing for Contamination: Lessons From Winter

The Empowered Patient, Step 2: Research

The Empowered Patient, Step 1: Prepare To Be Powerful

Presenteeism (Working While Sick) and Infection Control

Sickly Stowaways: Pathogens on a Plane

Healthcare Buildings that Do No Harm

Germs and the Season of Giving

Infection Control Acronyms

Flu Vaccine Vocabulary You Need to Know

Thankful For... The Next Generation of Infection Preventionists

Stopping the C. diff Cycle

Free-Standing Emergency Rooms and Infection Control

6 Reasons Why C. diff is a Menace

Why are R01 NIH Grants Such a Big Deal?

C. Diff: The Perfect Storm

Honoring Our Veterans With Quality Health Care

Clostridium difficile: An Introduction

Pathogens: Some Tricks, Some Treats

Treated Article vs. Public Health Claims

Kills 99.9% of bacteria* - Why the asterisk?

3 Not-So-Easy Steps to an EPA Registration for Public Health Claims

Infection Control and Hospital Reputation

EPA and Public Health Claims

A Pathogen for All Seasons: Seasonality in HAIs

Are We Closer to a New Flu Shot?

Anatomy of an Overbed Table

We Only Have One Chance: One Mom's Battle Against Cancer and Infection (Part 2)

VAPING & VAP: Lungs Under Attack

One Mom's Battle Against Cancer and Infection (Part 1)

Special Populations Series: Pediatric Cancer

Modifiable Risk Factors: The Courage to Change the Things We Can

Back to School Bacteria

The Patient and HAIs: Impact and Engagement

Pets and Pathogens: Keeping Our Furry Friends Healthy

Help Wanted: Lab Technologists Needed

4 Things the CDC Does for Me (and You)

Today we are thankful for... Vaccines.

Superbugs: Preventing Antibiotic Resistance

Superbugs: Horizontal Gene Transfer

Flesh-Eating Bacteria: What Beach-Associated Infections Can Teach Us About HAIs

Emojis, Social Media and Infection Control

Environmental Services: First Line of Defense Against HAIs

Superbugs: Vertical Gene Transfer

4 for the 4th: Four Doctors Who Signed the Declaration of Independence

Career Focus: What is an Infection Preventionist?

The Role of the Industrial Hygienist in Healthcare

3 Major Innovations on the Long Road to Hospital Infection Control

How do Germs Spread?

What is Fidelity in Research?

DNV GL Certification in Infection Prevention: Mitigating Risk on the High Seas and in Hospitals

Construction, Renovation, and Infection Prevention

5 Design Updates to Make Sinks Safer

What is the ARLAB Network?

What is CORHA?

C. auris: Resistance is Everything

Three CHEERS for the TREND to CONSORT with ORION at the EQUATOR: Or, Reporting Guidelines for Research

Hygieia: Protector of the Infection Preventionist

Microbiology's ACE: Alice Catherine Evans

Space is the Place for Women in Microbiology

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