• Environmental Infection Control for Ebola: Approach for a UV Claim
    This paper will outline key points that healthcare facilities should consider when choosing an environmental protection strategy against Ebola that includes UV Treatment. It will describe the approach that CDC and EPA have taken to bridge the gap between efficacy claims of ...More
    4 days ago Posted in Whitepapers
  • Understanding UV
    The use of UV-C light is a recognized method of inactivating a wide range of microorganisms in water and air, and on surfaces. UV-C room treatment provides a supplement to, not a replacement of, standard cleaning and disinfection protocols, and is a means to potentially ...More
    4 days ago Posted in Whitepapers
  • How to Evaluate and Select UV Room Treatment Technology
    Despite their best intentions, suboptimal, manual environmental cleaning and disinfection processes in healthcare facilities have given rise to new technologies that supplement manual hygiene practices. Dr. Robert A. Weinstein of the Rush University Medical Center has noted ...More
    4 days ago Posted in Whitepapers
  • Reducing Variability in Disinfection Practice: A Q&A with Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, FSHEA, CIC
    This Q&A addresses the factors behind variability in infection prevention practices and how infection preventionists can assist in improving disinfection processes via standardization. ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in Whitepapers
  • What’s On That Surface?
    This Pulse reviews the microbial levels found on common surfaces in the healthcare environment, pathogen persistence, and transmission mechanics, and provides suggestions for effective cleaning and disinfection. ...More
    October 17, 2014 Posted in Digital Issues
  • Surface Disinfection State of the Industry Survey
    Infection Control Today surveyed infection preventionists regarding their opinions on key issues related to environmental hygiene and surface disinfection. This report presents the survey findings through charts and graphs as a quick snapshot of infection preventionists' ...More
    September 15, 2014 Posted in Reports
  • Environmental Hygiene: The Importance of Process, Product and Practice
    Environmental hygiene can be addressed through process, product and practice, working in concert to address what should be done and with what tools, and in a manner congruent with best-practice recommendations and evidence-based guidelines. ...More
    August 20, 2014 Posted in Digital Issues
  • Critical Issues in Environmental Cleaning and Disinfection: A Q&A with William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH
    Infection Control Today spoke with William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, director of the Hospital Epidemiology, Occupational Health and Safety Program at UNC Health Care, and director of the Statewide Program for Infection Control and Epidemiology at the UNC School of Medicine, ...More
    August 14, 2014 Posted in Whitepapers
  • Infection Prevention: Operative Setting Update
    In this webinar, Dr. Ruth Carrico and Dr. Timothy Wiemken will talk about infection prevention in operative setting and explore several approaches and measures that can be used to impact HAI prevention. These approaches will cover both skin antisepsis and surface ...More
    August 7, 2014 Posted in Webinars
  • A Primer on Bleach: How and Why it Works
    This report addresses the process by which sodium hypochlorite, the active ingredient in commercial bleach products, destroys disease-causing pathogens. It explains the science of how and why bleach is an effective disinfection agent, and presents information to address ...More
    July 21, 2014 Posted in Reports
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