Infection Control & First Aid Blog

Lessons learned in a year of lockdown

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/25/21 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19

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Emerging Viral Pathogen Claim Explained

[fa icon="calendar'] 3/4/21 8:45 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19

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What we know about COVID-19 Variants

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/4/21 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19

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Are You Actually Killing Germs; Part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/28/21 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19, Safetec Products & Private Label, Cleaning & Disinfecting, Infection Control & Prevention

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Are You Actually Killing Germs; Part 1

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/21/21 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19, Safetec Products & Private Label, Cleaning & Disinfecting, Infection Control & Prevention

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What can we expect from 2021?

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/14/21 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19, Infection Control & Prevention

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What is the Swiss Cheese Model of Infection Prevention?

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/7/21 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19, Infection Control & Prevention

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The COVID-19 pandemic has taught us several painful lessons. As of December 2020, the United States is experiencing more than 200,000 cases per day and a new high of 3,000 deaths per day. Initial vaccine deployments are underway, but this is a pivotal time as we move through the current surge. There is still a critical need for infection prevention methods against COVID-19.

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Can COVID-19 Precautions Impact the 2020-2021 Flu Season?

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/17/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in Cold and Flu, COVID-19, Infection Control & Prevention

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It's been over 100 years since the last major pandemic swept the world, forcing protective measures and human behavior changes to curb the spread. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to bring tragedy and changes to our everyday lives. 

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Learning from Past Pandemics & Outbreaks

[fa icon="calendar'] 12/3/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19, Infection Control & Prevention

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While the COVID-19 pandemic has been the most severe in recent history, it isn't the first pandemic, and it will not likely be the last. All pandemics and epidemics leave some imprint on human behavior; COVID-19 is no exception. While we take lessons from past pandemics, the one lesson to carry into the future will be preparing for future outbreaks.

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Is SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Airborne?

[fa icon="calendar'] 10/22/20 9:15 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently revised its guidance on how SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, spreads to include airborne transmission. This means that people with COVID-19 can infect others even if they are more than six feet apart via aerosols, which can linger in the air for "minutes to hours" and travel father than six feet. Why is this significant, and what does it mean for you? Let's dive in.

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