Helping Hospitals Control Infections

DICON works with hospitals around the world to provide sophisticated data analysis and metrics, access to experts in infection control,  and extensive educational initiatives related to infection prevention.
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DICON provides easy, immediate, and convenient access to nationally recognized physician-epidemiologists who assist hospitals in developing focused, practical strategies to prevent infections and reduce infection rates.

DICON in The Lancet

Dr. Deverick Anderson et al.'s study, the Benefits of Enhanced Terminal Room Disinfection, has been published in The Lancet. Click here to view a video by Dr. Anderson on the study, and see the "DICON News" section of our website for a link to the study abstract. 


Dr. Anderson Speaks with SHEA about the ASCOT Trial

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) spoke with Dr. Deverick Anderson, principal investigator of the Antimicrobial Scrub Contamination and Transmission (ASCOT) Trial. The trial was recently published in the August 2017 issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology

In the study, Anderson et al. sought to determine if antmicrobial-impregnated fabrics could reduce the amount of pathogens acquired by healthcare providers' clothing. In his interview with SHEA, Dr. Anderson states:

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Dr. Deverick Anderson Speaks with UNC-TV about Ultraviolet Disinfection

In a May 17th story from UNC-TV, Dr. Anderson talks about his experience using ultraviolet light as a disinfection technique in hospital rooms. In the article, Dr. Anderson says “You can’t decide what room you get put into,so you want to make sure the hospital you are being admitted to is doing everything possible to keep you from being exposed to these pathogens."

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Dr. Anderson et al.'s UV disinfection study in The Lancet

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During the past 18 years DICON has provided epidemiological data and support to more than 40 hospitals in 6 states while simultaneously learning a great deal about the challenges and opportunities for infection prevention in community hospitals.

—Dan Sexton, MD, Medical Director of DICON

DICON has been a long-term and valuable partner with my hospitals and me in our joint efforts to prevent hospital-acquired infections and improve patient safety.

—Conrad Schwab, MD, Chair of Infection Control, Chesapeake Regional Medical Center