Press Releases

Study Reveals Significant Lack of Infection-Surveillance Training in Home Infusion Therapy Setting

New Study Demonstrates Clinical and Financial Impact of Patient Exposure to Ill Healthcare Worker in Long-Term Care Facility

CDC Study Highlights Need for Ongoing Monitoring to Identify Emergence of Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria in Community Settings

New Data Illustrate COVID-19 Pandemic Negatively Impacted Infection Preventionists’ Mental and Physical Health

Study Identifies Barriers to Successful Bloodstream Infection Surveillance in Home Healthcare Settings

Data From New CDC Study Reveal Key Trends in U.S. Healthcare Personnel COVID-19 Exposures

Study Supports Shortened Quarantine Period Among Asymptomatic Health Care Professionals Exposed to SARS-CoV-2

New Study Finds Aerosolized Hydrogen Peroxide Can Significantly Reduce C. difficile Infections in Hospital Settings

New Study Finds High-Touch Surfaces in Long-Term Care Facilities are Frequently Contaminated with Potentially Infectious Material

New Study Suggests Automated, Interactive Video Content Could Improve Hand-Washing Practices to Reduce Healthcare-Associated Infections

New Data Suggest Machine Learning Algorithms Can Accurately Predict C. Diff Infection in Hospitalized Patients

New Study Suggests N95 Respirators Can Be Safely Reprocessed to Augment Supply in Future Epidemics

New Study Identifies Most Effective Face-Mask Practices to Reduce Spread of Infection

New Research Suggests Medical Instrument Processing Personnel May Be Exposed to Tissue, Blood, and Patient Fluids Despite the Use of Personal Protective Equipment

Most Comprehensive Analysis to Date Reveals 30% of Healthcare Personnel in U.S. Hospitals Remain Unvaccinated Against COVID-19

Survey shows link between psychological safety and use of infection prevention practices

New survey shows link between comprehensive antibiotic stewardship programs and infection preventionist certification

The pressure to prescribe: Antibiotic stewardship in the outpatient setting

Examining ball pits as a playground for pathogenic germs

A reservoir of bacteria: sink drains next to toilets in patient rooms may harbor dangerous organisms

The home healthcare frontier: new study explores nurses’ knowledge and attitudes toward infection control

Improve hand hygiene and patient decolonization to help stem high-risk S. aureus transmission in the operating room

Hospital privacy curtains may harbor dangerous germs: New study

Patients with healthcare-associated infections suffer social, emotional pain

New studies illustrate need for rigorous review of infection preventionist staffing models across healthcare systems

Rigorous hand hygiene-intervention practices can lower mortality, antibiotic prescription rates in nursing homes

Younger patients constitute half of hospital-acquired pneumonia cases, most of which originate outside of the ICU, study finds

Nursing homes can prevent infections through performance improvement collaboratives

Survey findings: 4 in 10 healthcare professionals work while sick

New study: Sepsis care initiatives may lead to higher C. difficile infection rates, antibiotic resistance

Nursing home workers often fail to change gloves, risking spread of infection: New study

Empowering patients effectively improves physician hand hygiene

Failures in stethoscope hygiene can lead to patient infections

A quarter of nursing home residents are colonized with drug-resistant bacteria

Industry and Occupation Affect Flu Vaccination Coverage

Hospital floors may pose a larger health risk than previously thought

Existing reprocessing techniques prove insufficient for flexible endoscopes

Eight years of decreased MRSA healthcare-associated infections associated with Veterans Affairs Prevention Initiative

Study suggests handwashing compliance in child care facilities is insufficient

Social media proves effective as a tool for antimicrobial stewardship

Parents cite lack of need as reason for not getting kids flu shots

Handwashing gets skipped a third of the time in outpatient healthcare: study

Location, location, location: Study finds 5x increase in hand sanitizer use when located in hospital high-traffic area

Fewer than 1 in 5 nurses comply with guidelines for standard precautions

Clinical workstations: an overlooked reservoir for deadly bacteria?

Schools are underprepared for pandemics and natural disasters: study

Simplified handwashing steps help reduce sickness-related absenteeism for kids: study

Endoscopes still contaminated after cleaning, study shows

Healthcare workers are not removing protective garments correctly: report

Study: Twitter shared news of first Ebola case 3 days before officials

C. difficile rates highest in Northeast region, spring season

C. difficile doubles hospital readmission rates, lengths of stay

Case Study: Nebraska’s Ebola isolation and decontamination approach

Low influenza vaccination rates among nursing home employees put residents at risk, study finds

Infections Increase Death Risk by 35% for ICU Patients, Study Finds

Lapses in infection control associated with spread of severe respiratory virus MERS, according to study

"Deadly diarrhea" rates nearly doubled in 10 years: study

New paper calls for more infection control surveillance, standardization in the emergency department

Fist bumping beats germ-spreading handshake, study reports

Study finds low hand hygiene compliance rates during anesthesia administration

Ultraviolet cleaning reduces hospital superbugs by 20 percent: Study

Weekly emails to hospital C-suite halt two decades of superbug outbreak

Status of the implementation of the World Health Organization multimodal hand hygiene strategy in United States of American health care facilities

Infection control practices not adequately implemented at many hospital ICUs: study

MRSA infection rates drop in Veterans Affairs long-term care facilities

Drug regimen may eliminate colonization with superbug CRE

MRSA declines are sustained in Veterans hospitals nationwide

Evaluation of hospital infection prevention policies can identify opportunities for improvement: study

Antimicrobial Therapies Linked to Neonatal Infection Outbreaks

Nursing students lack effective role models for infection prevention: study

How superbug spreads among regional hospitals: A domino effect

Pre-pregnancy diabetes increases risk of MRSA among new mothers

Twitter a Popular Source for Vaccination Information, Debate

Targeted screening for C. difficile upon hospital admission could potentially identify most colonized patients

Superbug CRE may endure in patients one year after initial infection: study

Study: Infection preventionists know safe care

Disinfection Caps Cut CLABSI Cases in Half

Hospital Cleaning Protocol Ineffective Against A. Baumannii

Free vaccine programs for families of infants: 3 successful models

Study reveals wide discrepancy in surveillance for multidrug-resistant organisms among ICUs

Many U.S. Schools Are Unprepared for Another Pandemic

Nurse staffing, burnout linked to hospital infections

Medicare penalty appears to drive hospital infection prevention efforts

Low levels of resistant bacteria found in Chicago-area ambulances

Infection control certification associated with lower MRSA infection rates

Norovirus is the leading cause of infection outbreaks in U.S. hospitals

Two Out of Three Medical Students Do Not Know When to Wash Their Hands

Acinetobacter baumannii Found Growing in Nearly Half of Infected Patient Rooms

Doctors' and Nurses' Hospital Uniforms Contain Dangerous Bacteria a Majority of the Time, Study Shows

Studies Shed Light on Hand Hygiene Knowledge and Infection Risk in Hospitals and Elementary Schools

Study Finds Fire Stations Contaminated with MRSA

Study Finds Dangerous Bacteria on Cell Phones of Hospital Patients

Study Finds Infection Control Violations at 15 Percent of U.S. Nursing Homes

Study Finds MRSA Danger in Gyms May Be Exaggerated

Study Finds MRSA Screening Saves Hospitals Money

Elderly Women at Higher Risk for Unnecessary Urinary Catheterization, Study Reports

Study of Bloodstream Infections Reveals Inconsistent Surveillance Methods, Reporting Among Hospitals

Concern About Pandemic Flu Has Positive Impact on Personal Hygiene Behaviors

Hand-Washing, Mask-Wearing May Limit Transmission of Pandemic Flu