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The Empowered Patient, Step 4: Record Keeping

The Empowered Patient, Step 3: Action

Patients, Staff, Administrators: What Each of Us Can Do to Reduce Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs)

The Empowered Patient, Step 2: Research

Risk Mitigation and Infection Control: Key Terms

The Empowered Patient, Step 1: Prepare To Be Powerful

How are Graph Neural Networks Being Used in the Fight Against Healthcare Acquired Infections?

The Invention of Safety

Healthcare-Associated Infections: Reactive vs. Proactive Solutions

Barriers to Adopting Preventive Measures: Why is it So Hard?

Hygiene Poverty and Its Impact on Infection Control and Prevention

Presidential Pathogens: How George Washington Stopped an Epidemic

QUAT Cleaners: A Critical Analysis of their Use

American Medical Hero: Dr. Ruth E. Moore

HAIs: Major Heartache

How Can I Bring an Idea to Management?

3 Technologies that Help Achieve Healthcare Equity

The Meaning of Clean: Sanitizers, Disinfectants, and Sterilizers

Who Makes Decisions about Infection Prevention in a Private (Non-Government Owned) Hospital?

Critically Clean: An In-Depth Look

Hospital Hierarchy: Who's Who?

The Chief Infection Prevention Officer: New Kid in the C-Suite?

Hospital Acquired Infections and Hospitals Acquired by Private Equity: The Dangerous Correlation

A Pathogen for All Seasons: Seasonality in HAIs

5 Things You Didn't Know About the Flu

Frankincense and Myrrh... and Copper? Early Biocidal Materials Fit for a King

ESG: Impact on Hospitals and Infection Control

Cross-Functional Hospital Rooms and Infection Control: New Ideas, New Challenges

HAL for Hand Hygiene: The Computers are Watching

Making the Case for Healthcare Innovation, Part 3: The Business Case

Why are C. difficile spores so hard to kill?

Stopping the C. diff Cycle

Making the Case for a Healthcare Innovation (Part 2): Assessing Risk

6 Reasons Why C. diff is a Menace

Making the Case for a Healthcare Innovation (Part 1): What Data Is Needed?

Clostridioides difficile: An Introduction

How To Make the Case for a Healthcare Innovation

MRSA: Locker Room Menace

How Do Hospitals Spend Money? An Introduction

Hispanic Medical Pioneers: Dr. Carlos Juan Finlay

Hispanic Heritage and Healthcare: Promotores de Salud

MRSA: An Ancient Bacteria Adapts to Modern Medicine

Healthcare and Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 - Oct 15): 5+ Great Resources

5 Facts About MRSA You Need to Know

The PCAST Patient Safety Report Unpacked (Part 2): All About Evidence-Based Solutions

Grassroots Organizations: On Your Side in the Fight Against HAIs

The President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology: The Patient Safety Report Unpacked

Sepsis: When Your Body Overreacts

Special Populations Series: Pediatric Cancer

Infection Control Innovations: Making the Value Proposition that Survives Cost-Cutting

The White Coat: The Contamination Controversy

Infection Prevention: "The Cornerstone of a Resilient Healthcare System"

How do Germs Spread?

The CDC's International Infection Control Program: Partners in Prevention

Plasmids Take A Hike

The Environmental Programs Service of the Veterans Health Administration: Keeping Patients Safe

Product Evaluation: How Do I Know Who is Pay-to-Play?

Superbugs: Horizontal Gene Transfer

Social Media for Infection Preventionists: Twitter (or X?)

Superbugs: Vertical Gene Transfer

Social Media for Infection Preventionists: Facebook

Sickly Stowaways: Pathogens on a Plane

Summer's Pesky Pathogens

Social Media for Infection Preventionists: LinkedIn

Bacterial Armor: The Germs that Become Tanks and How to Eradicate Them

Treated Article vs. Public Health Claims

4 Action Items to Stop Candida Auris: What Do We Need Now?

Kills 99.9% of bacteria* - Why the asterisk?

Canada's PMRA and the United States' EPA Registrations: A Comparison

DALYs and QALYs + HAIs: The Costly Connection

EPA and Public Health Claims

What are QALYs and DALYs? [Part 2]

Memorial Day: Remembering Our Troops' Most Lethal Enemy

What are QALYs and DALYs?

How Can a Healthcare Investment Increase Market Share AND Reduce Cost of Care? Focus on Infection Prevention.

What is the ARLAB Network?

The Patient Experience and Infection Control

What Do HAI Professionals Think about HAI Metrics? A Study Reveals The Answer

World Immunization Week: Health Care Workers and Vaccines

Infection Control and the Healthcare Supply Chain: Who Makes Decisions?

What is HICPAC?

The Healthcare Supply Chain - An Overview

What is the National Healthcare Safety Network?

4 Things the CDC Does for Me (and You)

A Wave of Candida auris infections: Crashing in Hospitals Nationwide

Infection Control Acronyms

Hospital-At-Home: What Does it Mean for Infection Control?

The Carole DeMille Award

5 Facets of Patient Safety

Patient Safety Awareness Week

Women in Microbiology: Dr. Abigail Salyers

Increase in Resistant Shigella Infections: 5 Things to Know about Shigella XDR

Women's History Month: Science Edition

"COVID Innovations": Which are Still Standing?

ATP Testing: Fireflies Light the Way to Cleaner Surfaces

Emmett W. Chappelle: Father of Bioluminescence

What If ChatGPT Wrote A Blog Post About Infection Control?

American Medical Hero: William A. Hinton

Adopting a Standard of Care: Says Who?

Special Populations Series: Cancer

New Product Adoption: Are You Ahead of the Curve? (And What To Do if Not Everyone Else Is)

Microbrews and Microbiology

SCOBY: Microbiology's Odd Couple

Is Nurse Burnout More Damaging than Nurse Strikes?

Etymology and Microbiology: Words Matter

Social Determinants of Health and Infection Control

Electronic Health Records and Infection Control

The Top 3 Patient Safety Issues: How Infection Control Affects Them All

Case-Mix Index Demystified: Part 3

Case-Mix Index Demystified: Part 2

Hygienic Home for the Holidays

Case-Mix Index Demystified: Part I

Career Focus: Ambulatory Infection Preventionist

Presenteeism (Working While Sick) and Infection Control

Surfaces and Surgical Site Infections: The Next Step

DNA Detectives: Using Genomic Sequencing in Infection Control

Thankful for Antibiotics

PCR & Infection Control: Impacting Patient Outcomes

The First Peoples: First In Modern Medicine

PCR & Infection Control: The Polymerase Chain Reaction Process

Native American Microbiologist Dr. Kat Milligan-McClellan

Help Wanted: Lab Technologists Needed

How NOT to Clean a Hospital Room

Career Focus: What is a hospital epidemiologist?

Biocidal > Antimicrobial

Career Focus: How To Become an Infection Preventionist

What Are ESKAPE Pathogens?

Environmental Services: First Line of Defense Against HAIs

Poka-Yoke: How To Error-Proof Infection Control

Career Focus: What is an Infection Preventionist?

Hurricane Epidemiology: Dangers After The Storm

Thankful For... The Next Generation of Infection Preventionists

We Now Return to Your Regularly Scheduled Pandemic: Hospital Associated Infections

Outpatient Services and Infection Control: Moving Forward [Part 5]

What the Nation's Nursing Shortage Means for Infection Control

Outpatient Services and Infection Prevention: Tracking Infections [Part 4]

Length of Stay and Infection: How To Get Patients Out of the Danger Zone

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

Outpatient Services and Infection Prevention: What is Ambulatory Care? [Part 2]

Time Crunch: Is There Time to Keep Patients Safe from Infection?

Outpatient Services and Infection Prevention: An Introduction [Part 1]

What's New In CMS' Final Inpatient Rule?

What are micro-hospitals?

Professional Profile: Sheila Cahnman, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP, and Growing Innovation in Healthcare Design

Free-Standing Emergency Rooms and Infection Control

Hand Hygiene: The Latest Global Statistics

Types of Hospitals in the US

The Top 4 Things Patients Want

The Role of the Industrial Hygienist in Healthcare

Pathogens Can Become Resistant to Disinfectants?

Construction, Renovation, and Infection Prevention

CDC's Latest Report: The Top Resistant Pathogens of Concern Spread on Surfaces

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

Anatomy of an Overbed Table

CBIC Introduces New IP Certification for Long-Term Facilities

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

The Public Health System and Infection Control

5 Design Updates to Make Sinks Safer

What is "Easy to Clean"?

Anatomy of a Truly Safe Hospital Bed

Healthcare Buildings that Do No Harm

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

How Architecture Standards Align with Infection Control: Part 2

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

How Architecture Standards Align with Infection Control: Part 1

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?

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

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