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New Infection Control Thinking on Pathogens on Healthcare Floors
Preventing InfectionA decade of studies shows evidence that floors can serve as a reservoir for microorganisms, but there has been little research on the possible transmission of those organisms from floor to host.
Do Patient COVID-19 Tests Keep Healthcare Workers Safe?
Preventing InfectionResearch from the University of Florida examined the value of mandated COVID testing of asymptomatic patients before bronchoscopy procedures in reducing risk to healthcare workers. Find out what happened in one hospital that did not require such testing.
Case Report Explores PPE Effectiveness in COVID-19 Pandemic
Prevention ChallengesInfection preventionists have played a vital role this year in protecting hospital staff and patients from COVID-19. This report provides some insight into infection control measures needed to protect frontline healthcare staff during the novel coronavirus pandemic.
Understanding Gender Disparity in Lung Cancer Treatment Outcomes
Bronchoscopy ApplicationsWomen are at higher risk for lung cancer, but experience better outcomes than men following surgical treatment. More research is needed to understand both the higher risk and the better outcomes in women, experts say.