We issue monthly newsletters to keep hospital infection control professionals, nurses, and physicians up-to-date about technical, timely, and important news regarding infection control topics.

The DICON Newsletters for calendar year 2018 are listed below as examples of this valuable resource:

  • January 2018 - Periarticular Injection Practices in DICON/DASON Hospitals
  • February 2018- C the Diff: What is New in the 2017 IDSA/SHEA Clinical Practice Guidelines for Clostridium difficile Infections? 
  • March 2018 - Interferon-gamma release assays (IGRA) testing of Healthcare Workers: More pitfalls than benefits
  • April 2018 - Ultraviolet Disinfection Technology
  • May 2018 - The New MDRO on the Block: Candida auris
  • June 2018 - Long-Term Trends in Rates of Selected Healthcare-Associated Infections in Hospitals Affiliated with DICON
  • July 2018 - Pre-operative Bathing: What is the Current Evidence?
  • August 2018 - Diagnostic Stewardship, Part II: Understanding indications for collecting blood cultures for hospitalized adult patients
  • September 2018 - Mandatory influenza vaccination policies
  • October 2018 - Copper Surfaces and the Impact on Healthcare-Associated Infections
  • November 2018 - Infection Prevention Down the Drain: Sinks as Sources of Transmission of Multidrug Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings
  • December 2018 - Preoperative Staphylococcus aureus surveillance, decolonization, and the implications for SSI prevention and antibiotic prophylaxis
  • January 2019 - Roll Up Your Sleeves and Get to Work: Evaluating Bare Below the Elbows
  • February 2019 - Probing for Problems: An Overview of Ultrasound Device-Associated Transmission of Infectious Diseases
  • March 2019 - Decolonization of Hospitalized MRSA Carriers May Be Beneficial but the Devil is in the Details 
  • April 2019 - TYRX Pocket - The Perfect Pocket?
  • May 2019 - Aerosols in the hospital: What we know and what we should worry about
  • June 2019 - Updated Recommendations for TB Testing and Treatment for Health Care Personnel 
  • July 2019 - Update on the Risks and Prevention of Infection after Procedures Involving Duodenoscopes