Division of Infectious Diseases

What’s Hot in Infection Control?

Here are some fantastic take-home points from our Infection Preventionists who attended APIC 2017 – the national meeting of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology.  Water management Legionella  – Building water safety & Management Legionella is endemic to overall water systems, not just the cooling towers, therefore infection control programs need to be concerned about the sporadic nosocomial risk, not just outbreak… Continue Reading

Infection Prevention and Healthcare Associated Infections

It is difficult to overstate the importance of healthcare associated infections (HAI).  Approximately 4% of patients who enter hospitals in the United States develop an infection related to their hospital care.  Although 4% may not sound like a big number, when you multiply 4% by the tens of millions of admissions to U.S. hospitals, it equates to 1-2 million infections per year resulting in billions… Continue Reading