Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New decontamination protocol permits reuse of N95 respirators

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a shortage of personal protective equipment, including "N95" face respirators, needed by frontline healthcare providers. A new protocol using aerosolized hydrogen peroxide to decontaminate ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

May be room for improvement in U/S transducer hygiene

(HealthDay)—For endoluminal procedures relying on barrier protection to avoid contamination, permeability of materials may not always be considered, according to a study published in the February issue of the Journal of ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Disinfection caps cut CLABSI cases in half

Central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI) dropped by 52 percent when an alcohol-impregnated disinfection cap was used instead of standard scrubbing protocol, according to a new study published in the January ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Hospital cleaning protocol ineffective against A. baumannii

Current hospital cleaning protocol may be inadequate to rid patient rooms of multidrug-resistant (MDR) Acinetobacter baumannii, according to a study in the December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the ...

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