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

A Child Is Born: Remembering Our Tiniest Patients

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.

LTACHs and Infection Control

Superbugs: Preventing Antibiotic Resistance

Copper: An Ancient Remedy That Actually Works

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?

What is the Microbiome?

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

CDC Says MRSA Reductions Have Stalled: Have we hit the limit of human processes?

What are micro-hospitals?

KonMari in the Hospital Room

Black History Month: Leaders in Microbiology

New Years' Resolutions and Hand Hygiene: How To Make Changes Last

Opioids and Outbreaks: Deadly Companions

What is The Chargemaster?

2019 Healthcare Trends

Germs in the News: 2018 Edition

Medical Tourism and HAIs

Copper and Our Innate Immune System

Thankful For: Copper Research

What is an antibiogram?

What Outbreaks Can Teach Us

The Invention of Safety

It’s Infection Prevention Week!

Conference Poster Presentations

What is HICPAC?

SCOBY: Microbiology's Odd Couple

What is the Continuum of Care?

Red Tide: A Coastal Infection

PCR Chain Reaction and Infection Control, Part 2

Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) and Infection Control

Proposed Changes to CMS Reporting

From Cave to Quarantine: The Thai Rescue Continues

Case-Mix Index Demystified: Part 3

Summer's Pesky Pathogens

ATP Testing: Fireflies Light the Way to Cleaner Surfaces

Endoscopy and Infection Risk

Case-Mix Index Demystified: Part 2

Case-Mix Index Demystified: Part I

Career Focus: How To Become an Infection Preventionist

Nurses: On The Front Lines of Infection Control

World Immunization Week: Health Care Workers and Vaccines

National Pet Day: Pets and Pathogens

Why do HAC Scores Look Different?

What is "Easy to Clean"?

Patient Safety Week 2018

Women In Epidemiology

What if Hospitals were Scored Like Winter Olympic Sports?

Presidents and Pathogens

HAIs: Major Heartache

American Medical Hero: William A. Hinton

Etymology and Microbiology: Words Matter

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

National Pharmacist Day: Impact on Infection Control

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

2018: Heathcare Trends & Infection Control

2017 Bacteria In the News

Biggest Outbreaks of 2017: United States Edition

Electronic Health Records and Infection Control

Thankful for... Bacteria?

The Culture Club: Diagnosing HAIs

10 NEW Infection Prevention Tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics

Books about Bacteria: Recent Releases for Every Reader

International Infection Prevention Week 2017: Antibiotic Resistance

Wildfires and Infection

IDWeek 2017 is in San Diego - And So is Hepatitis A

Hurricane Epidemiology: The Dangers After The Storm Passes

What the Triclosan Ban Can - and Can't - Do

HAL for Hand Hygiene: The Computers are Watching

Gene Editing: Brought To You By Bacteria

Infection Control and Alternative Payment Models: Who Will Pay? (Part 2)

Infection Control and Alternative Payment Models: Who will pay?

Grassroots Organizations: On Your Side in the Fight Against HAIs

DNA Detectives: Using Genomic Sequencing in Infection Control

The Downsides of Contact Precautions

The 2017 APIC Conference: The Carole DeMille Award

What is the National Healthcare Safety Network?

Nursing Homes and Infection Control: The Most Common Infections

Nursing Homes and Infection Control: The Most Vulnerable Patients

Nursing Homes and Infection Control

The Veterans Health Administration: A National Leader in HAI Reduction

3 Keys to Measuring the Cost-Effectiveness of an HAI Reduction Intervention: Part 3

3 Keys to Measuring the Cost-Effectiveness of an HAI Reduction Intervention: Part 2

3 Keys to Measuring the Cost Effectiveness of an HAI Reduction Intervention: Part 1

The Dirt on Garden Bacteria

Patient Safety Awareness Week 2017

International Women's Day: Healthcare Edition

Special Populations Series: Cancer

5 Things You Didn't Know About the Flu

Types of Hospitals in the US

Healthcare Trends for 2017

Biggest Health Stories of 2016

3 Key Differences Between White Papers and Scientific Papers

Thankful for Antibiotics

2016 Conference Update

The VA: Our Veterans' Health Care

Science and Politics, Part 4: The Presidential Election

EOScu Clinical Trial Results Are In: Significant Reductions in HAIs at Sentara Leigh Hospital

Happy Birthday, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek!

International Infection Prevention Week 2016: "Break the Chain of Infection"

Science and Politics, Part 3: Funding Science

Science and Politics, Part 2: The President's Role

Science and Politics, Part 1: Our Founding Fathers

P value: What's Chance Got to Do With It?

Women's Equality Day: Science Edition

Epidemiology: The Unsung Olympic Ecent, Part 2

Epidemiology: The Unsung Olympic Event, Part 1

The Hawthorne Effect: What happens when no one's watching?

Pokemon Go and Pathogens

Science By Design: Types of Research Study Designs

Internal and External Validity

Plasmids Take A Hike

Log Reduction: What does it mean?

A New Category of Clean: Preventive Biocidal Surfaces

The Newest Superbug to Reach the US: The Final Threshold Crossed?

Memorial Day: Remembering Our Troops' Most Lethal Enemy

8 Great Podcasts to Check Out This Summer

Anatomy of a Scientific Journal Article

Scientific Journals: From the Lab to the World

8 Ways John Snow is like Jon Snow

The Pathogens That Made History: Consumption, Part 2

The Pathogens That Made History: Consumption, Part 1

The Rules of Engagement: Injection Safety

The Rules of Engagement: Reprocessing Medical Devices

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

Why are hospitals banning antimicrobials, but not copper?

Outpatient Services and Infection Control, Part 5: Moving Forward

Outpatient Services and Infection Prevention, Part 4: Tracking Infections

Outpatient Services and Infection Prevention, Part 3: What We Don't Know is Hurting Us

Outpatient Services and Infection Prevention, Part 2: What is ambulatory care?

Outpatient Services and Infection Prevention, Part 1

Cleaning House, Part 4: Touch Points

Choosing a Disinfectant: What to Sic on the Bugs Making You Sick

Cleaning House, Part 2: Know Your Household Pathogen

The Golden Age of Microbiology, Part 3

The Golden Age of Microbiology: Part 2

The Golden Age of Microbiology: Part 1

Microbrews and Microbiology

Career Focus: What is a hospital epidemiologist?

The 5 Themes in 2016 Health Predictions

The Top 10 Health Infographics of 2015

15 Years After To Err is Human: What Has Improved?

Medicare Reimbursement and Hospital-Acquired Infections: The Costly Connection

The White Coat: The Contamination Controversy

Top 6 Blog Posts from Our First Year!

Pathogen, Persistence, and Prevalence

The Bizarre Animal That Helps Keep Us Healthy

Halloween Nightmare: Swarming Proteus

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

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

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

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

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

MRSA: Locker Room Menace

MRSA: An Ancient Bacteria Adapts to Modern Medicine

5 Facts About MRSA You Need to Know

The Origins of Germ Theory, Part 3: Microscopes

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

The Origins of Germ Theory, Part 1: Enter Miasma

Is Antibacterial Soap the Same As Regular Soap?

Evidence Hierarchy: From The Laboratory to Reduced HAIs

Contaminated Environment = Infected Patient: A Proof In Six Steps 

4 Ways to Improve Terminal Cleaning

How clean is your hospital room?

Gram Positive vs Gram Negative Bacteria and the Fight Against HAIs

3 Takeaways from the "Do No Harm" series from Vox

What is Community-Acquired MRSA?

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

Hospital Acquired Conditions vs. Hospital Acquired Infections: The Differences

Copper vs. Cuprous Oxide: What is the Difference?

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

What is a Preventable Adverse Event?

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

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

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

Preventive Biocidal Surfaces: A Definition in 4 Parts

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

Anatomy of an Isolation Room

Invasion of the Nanoparticles: Separating Fact from Fiction, Part 1

Professional Profile: Megan Kalina, EDAC, CID, LEED AP

You Are So Metal

Germs on Surfaces: From Wimps to Bullies, Part 2

Germs: From Wimps to Bullies, Part 1

Critically Clean: An In-Depth Look

Ask the Expert: The CRE Superbugs

How Hospitals Stay Clean, Part 2

How Hospitals Stay Clean, Part 1

The Meaning of Clean: Sanitizers, Disinfectants, and Sterilizers

Hospitals and Evidence-Based Design Part 3: Today's New Hospitals

Hospitals and Evidence-Based Design Part 2: The Revolutionary 100 Years

Hospitals and Evidence-Based Design Part 1: Early History

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

Watching, Waiting: Opportunistic Pseudomonas, Enterobacter, and Candida

Stealthy Passengers: E. coli, Klebsiella, and Enterococcus

The Prime Suspect in HAIs: Staphylococcus

The Usual Suspects: The Microorganisms that Cause HAIs

Guest Blogger: Team Stryker and Patient Empowerment in 6 Steps

Personal Stories about Hospital Acquired Infections, Part I

4 Key Terms in Infection Control

4 Critical Steps on the Path to Zero Harm

3 Reasons Why Patients Get Infections

Happy Thanksgiving, Iggy and Flo!

The Most Contaminated and Most Touched Surfaces in a Patient Room

The Most Common Sites and Types of Hospital Acquired Infections

Our Love/Hate Relationship with Bacteria

Just how does copper kill germs?

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

Subscribe to Email Updates

Recent Blog Posts

Recent News

Recent Events


Copyright Notice

© EOS Surfaces and EOScu Blog, 2014. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this blog’s author and/or owner is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to EOS Surfaces and EOScu Blog with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.