Vestex Scrubs might be able to protect you from taking COVID-19 home

FDA currently reviewing the ability of VESTEX® to reduce COVID-19. While the FDA has not yet reviewed the ability of products protected by VESTEX® to reduce COVID-19, preliminary research has documented results equal to or better than the reduction of MRSA. This research is being assessed analytically and VESTEX® does intend to seek FDA clearance for specific claims […]

Postcards From the Edge: Lessons Taught by COVID-19

One thing that will haunt me and many health care personnel in both acute care and LTCFs forever is that so many people died without a family member at their bedside. I reached out to people in different disciplines, settings, and states. I wanted to know what lessons we’ve learned from the carnage caused by […]

Helping Cancer Patients Prevent Infections this Winter

Author:   Alice Guh, M.D., M.P.H. Medical Officer, CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion When you are battling cancer, the last thing you want to get is an infection.  This is one of the reasons why I am involved in Preventing Infections …

Protect Cancer Patients from Infections

Author: Alice Guh, CDC medical officer and co-lead of Preventing Infections in Cancer Patients initiative As clinicians, we know that the nearly one million patients who receive outpatient cancer treatment each year are at risk for serious infections t…

Ambulatory Care Nurses: Take A Stand Against Infections

Author – Linda Brixey, RN President of the American Academy of Ambulatory Care Nursing (AAACN) I am excited the CDC is continuing to develop additional tools and resources for infection control. As the president of the American Academy of Ambulatory …

Infection Prevention and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy

Author – Bret T. Petersen, MD, FASGE, Chairman, Quality Assurance in Endoscopy Committee, American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Reports of infections subsequent to gastrointestinal (GI) endoscopy intermittently gain national media coverage….