Category: Environmental Contamination

Tap Water Used for Irrigation during GI Endoscopy: A Recommendation and Assessment of the Infection Risk

February 18, 2014 — This article discusses the potential for healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) associated with the use of tap water, compared…

The Environment as a Source of Hospital Acquired Antibiotic-Resistant Pseudomonas Infections

April 3, 2014 — In the June, 2001, issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology (“ICHE”), Sorin et al. (2001) reported that…

Multiple Outbreaks of a ‘Nightmarish Bacteria’ Linked to Contaminated Endoscopes in the U.S and Europe: Has a ‘Smoking Gun’ Been Found?

A popular Sunday morning television news show aired a segment on January 15, 2014, that provided helpful advice about a…