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

How Architecture Standards Align with Infection Control

Hospitals and Evidence-Based Design Part 1: Early History

7 Ways ASHE's new ICRA 2.0 Takes Out the Guesswork

The Golden Age of Microbiology, Part 3

6 Challenges for Infection Prevention at Mental Health Facilities

The Golden Age of Microbiology: Part 2

Fast-Tracking Medical Innovations: 5 Things Your Facility Can Expect

The Golden Age of Microbiology: Part 1

Home Health Care and Infection Prevention: Preparing for the Future

The Pathogens That Made History: Consumption, Part 2

Fast-Tracking Medical Innovations: 5 Things To Expect

The Pathogens That Made History: Consumption, Part 1

8 Ways to Gain Momentum: From COVID to HAIs

National Pet Day: Pets and Pathogens

Density, Diversity, and Design... and Disease?

Hygieia: Protector of the Infection Preventionist

Wastewater Sampling and Infection Control

Microbiology's ACE: Alice Catherine Evans

Infection Control and Biophillic Design: Can Both Be Achieved?

Space is the Place for Women in Microbiology

International Women's Day: Healthcare Edition

Spotlight On: Dr. Lizzie Harrell, Clinical Microbiologist

Women In Epidemiology

Spotlight on Dr. Charles Richard Drew: Father of the Blood Bank

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

Spotlight on Dr. Marilyn Hughes Gaston

Presidents and Pathogens

Black History Month: Spotlight on Nurses

What if Hospitals were Scored Like Winter Olympic Sports?

3 Technologies that Help Achieve Healthcare Equity

Black History Month: Leaders in Microbiology

What Can Nursing Homes Do to Improve Infection Prevention?

Preparing for Contamination: Lessons From Winter

Biocidal Surfaces and the Fight Against Multi-Drug Resistant C. auris

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

10 Post-COVID Furniture Trends for Healthcare

National Pharmacist Day: Impact on Infection Control

Why Are Pediatric Hospitalizations for COVID-19 Increasing?

Why are R01 NIH Grants Such a Big Deal?

What is Fidelity in Research?

Internal and External Validity

Global Health Funding Channels

Evidence Hierarchy: From The Laboratory to Reduced HAIs

Science By Design: Types of Research Study Designs

WHO is the Technical Advisory Group on SARS-CoV-2 Virus Evolution?

Log Reduction: What does it mean?

Thankful For: Behind The Scenes Researchers

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

Leapfrog's Lives Lost-Lives Saved Report: Behind the Numbers

Anatomy of a Scientific Journal Article

Healthcare Architects: Career Focus

Scientific Journals: From the Lab to the World

Emerging Viral Pathogen Claims: How Products Make Claims About New Pathogens

3 Key Differences Between White Papers and Scientific Papers

When A Pandemic Becomes Endemic: What Does That Mean?

Infection Control and Hospital Reputation

5 Things To Know About the Upcoming Flu Season

What is The Chargemaster?

Who Regulates Hospitals?

Measuring the Cost-Effectiveness of an HAI Reduction Intervention: Effectiveness

Measuring the Cost-Effectiveness of an HAI Reduction Intervention: Cost

Vaccine Mandates: How Will They Affect Your Hospital?

Measuring the Cost Effectiveness of an HAI Reduction Intervention: Perspective

Medical Rationing: Crisis Standards of Care

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

HAIs in the Time of COVID: The Numbers Are In

Infection Control & Alternative Payment Models: Who will Pay? (Part 1)

ECMO Treatment and COVID-19

Medicare Reimbursement and Hospital-Acquired Infections: The Costly Connection

5 Things to Know About COVID-19 Booster Shots

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

What Happens When A Hospital Is Full?

The Culture Club: Diagnosing HAIs

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

The 3 Cs of Vaccine Hesitancy

4 Critical Steps on the Path to Zero Harm

What Does Science Say About Masks In School? (It Says Wear Them)

The Patient and HAIs: Impact and Engagement

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


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