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Where things stand with MRSA

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According to the CDC, “significant progress was made to reduce MRSA bloodstream infections in healthcare from 2005 – 2012, when the rates of MRSA bloodstream infections decreased by 17.1% each year.” Progress slowed from 2013 – 2016, when “no significant...
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The next normal

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For almost a year, we’ve heard of and referred to “the new normal.” Needless to say, as the current crisis persists alongside other existing pathological threats, the phrase has lost its novelty. As infection preventionists gather at next month’s Cleaning,...
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A Communal Blanket of Security

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By Dr. Priya Balachandran Communities have always played a great role in supporting their local hospitals. In the mid-1940s, Candy Stripers dressed in candy cane style outfits represented a significant role in the hospital. Although the red and white pinafore...
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Applied Silver, Inc. Launches SilvaClean® at Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology’s Annual Conference

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New treatment applies ionic silver to hospital textiles at every laundering for wash-to-wash protection NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Applied Silver, Inc., a pioneer in commercial applications of silver, is launching SilvaClean®, a state-of-the-art silver treatment for textiles, at the Association for...
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