Ethanol statement supported by EUCIC

Please check here the recent statement mandated and coordinated by the German Association for Applied Hygiene (VAH) on ethanol as an indispensable tool for hygienic hand disinfection, officially supported by EUCIC.

The current literature in Infection Prevention and Control in COVID-19

Available here is a literature review presentation by Gabriel Birgand, summarising the current literature in Infection Prevention and Control in COVID-19

Literature review on Infection Prevention and control (IPC) in Jan/Sept 2020

Gabriel Birgand summarized note-worthy papers recently published on COVID-19.

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Literature review on Infection Prevention and control (IPC) in Aug/Sept 2019

Gabriel Birgand summarized a couple of note-worthy papers recently published on the topic of Infection Prevention and control. 

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A report on ECCMID 2018

Have a look at a day-by-day summary on infection control topics presented at ECCMID2018 in Madrid! 

 

Literature review on healthcare-associated infections

Gabriel Birgand summarized a couple of note-worthy papers recently published on the topic of healthcare-associated infections. 

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No-touch disinfection methods to reduce infections with MDR organisms

This month features the results of a systematic review performed by Marra et al on the subject of no-touch disinfection methods to reduce the risk of infection by multidrug-resistant infections.

 

Gabriel Birgand has summarized the publication into 12 slides which can be found here

 

Infection control in intensive care units

This month, a selection of articles related to infection control in intensive care units highlights important findings on:

  • The epidemiology of multidrug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, Staphylococcus aureus and Acinetobacter baumannii
  • Intervention to prevent catheter-associated infections
  • Understanding the physiopathology of ventilator associated pneumonia and improvement of practices

 

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OR head covering and risk of SSI

Gabriel Brigand provides another excellent update on the topic of OR head covering and the risk of SSIs.

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Summary of paper by Wang et al in PNAS

Gabriel Brigand nicely summarized the paper entitled "Network of microbial and antibiotic interactions drive colonization and infection with multidrug-resistant organisms" published by Wang et al.

To access the summary, please have a look at the following file

For the full publication, please refer to PNAS 2017;114 (39):10467-10472.