It’s been a busy quarter on the blog; please see below for the blog posts since the Christmas update (which now seems like a long time ago!).
The SHEA and HIS/IPS spring conferences provided much food for thought. Also, I was delighted to host a guest blog from Prof Sally Bloomfield on What do we mean by ‘cleaning’ and ‘disinfection’?, which prompted some fascinating discussion. If you’re interested in contributing a guest blog, these are always welcome, so please let me know.
Thanks as ever for the comments – please do keep them coming.
- HIS / IPS Spring Meeting: What’s that coming over the hill? It’s a MDR-GNR monster! (Published 9th April 2014)
- Dissecting the epidemiology of resistant Enterobacteriaceae and non-fermenters (Published 8th April 2014)
- SHEA 2014 Spring Conference: Out with contact precautions. In with faecal transplantation (Published 6th April 2014)
- Considering the burden of enhanced CRE screening (Published 1st April 2014)
- Busy hospitals, contaminated surfaces and the acquisition of Acinetobacter baumannii (Published 24th March 2014)
- CRE can survive on dry surfaces for longer than you may expect (Published 18th March 2014)
- ICHE special edition on CRE and MDROs (Published 11th March 2014)
- A postcard from São Paulo, Brazil: thank goodness for the NHS (Published 24th February 2014)
- What can outbreaks of Salmonella from the 1950s tell us about CRE? (Published 18th February 2014)
- An overview of the options for antimicrobial surfaces in hospitals (Published 12th February 2014)
- What do we mean by ‘cleaning’ and ‘disinfection’? (Published 5th February 2014)
- How much patient-to-patient spread of S. aureus occurs? Apparently, not much (Published 28th January 2014)
- The Hospital Microbiome Project (Published 17th January 2014)
- Meeting up with ‘old friends’ keeps you healthy – especially when they’re worms (Published 2nd January 2014)
Photo credit: ‘Easter Bunny’ by Jimmy Hilario.