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Washing hands saves lives. Before the pandemic, this may have sounded like an extreme sentiment. Still, unfortunately, the public is much more likely to understand the gravity of hygiene in a world healing from the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s some information to emphasize with your team......

The COVID-19 pandemic opened the public’s eyes to the importance of personal protective equipment or PPE for infection control. Because healthcare workers come into close contact with unhealthy individuals, PPE can make a difference in their ability to avoid spreading or contracting communicable diseases at......

Dialysis is a life-saving treatment for patients of all ages with end-stage kidney diseases. Infection prevention and control in an artificial kidney unit or a dialysis setting, as well as hemodialysis provided in homes, is essential to protecting the health of these vulnerable patients. Hemodialysis......

As a working medical professional that is responsible for instrument cleaning and sterilization, there is nothing more important than knowing your space to work is clean and all tools are  properly sterilized. The sterilization process may differ depending on what is being sterilized, but the......

Reprocessing medical devices properly can prevent infections, boost the quality of health care services and avoid malpractice cases. While this process is vital, many medical facilities don’t follow the proper steps. A study shows that 57% of workers responsible for instrument processing don’t have the......

Standard precautions are a set of practices required to achieve the basic level of infection control. They’re measures that apply to all individuals, whether or not they seem symptomatic. Standard precautions use personal protective equipment (PPE) and common-sense practices to protect healthcare workers from infections......

Knowing the proper methods to prevent infections is of immense help in fighting the spread of diseases. Infection prevention and control applies a risk management technique to stop or reduce infection transmission. Standard and transmission-based are two methods that offer a high level of protection......

Luci Perri, owner/consultant at Infection Control Results has recently earned the Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control (CDIPC). Luci was one of 126 oral health professionals who were among the first group to earn the certification on Dec. 29, 2021. The CDIPC certification was......