December issue of AJIC highlights infection prevention and the environment

The December issue of the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC), now available online, includes articles that focus on various aspects of infection prevention and the environment of care. Major articles cover topics including contamination of hospital privacy curtains, bacterial burden in intensive care unit hospital beds, stethoscope disinfection, and novel approaches to address the problem of biofilms on environmental surfaces.

Additional articles examine determinants of hygiene among college students, hand hygiene compliance and monitoring in the healthcare setting, prevention of surgical site infections, and prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections.

Brief reports examine issues ranging from the effect of terminal cleaning on rates of multidrug-resistant Acinetobacter baumannii, to contamination of gym surfaces, and risk factors for vancomycin-resistant enterococci infection. 

To learn more and access the articles, view the Table of Contents.

About AJIC: American Journal of Infection Control

The American Journal of Infection Control ( covers key topics and issues in infection control and epidemiology. Infection preventionists, including physicians, nurses, and epidemiologists, rely on AJIC for peer-reviewed articles covering clinical topics as well as original research. As the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), AJIC is the foremost resource on infection control, epidemiology, infectious diseases, quality management, occupational health, and disease prevention. AJIC also publishes infection control guidelines from APIC and the CDC. Published by Elsevier, AJIC is included in MEDLINE and CINAHL.