Search Tag: Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology

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How Exposure to SARS-CoV-2 Varies Across Hospital Settings

2020 24 Sep

New research from the UK has detected SARS-CoV-2 seroconversion among asymptomatic healthcare workers. Moreover, researchers were able to identify variation in the occupational risk of exposure to the pathogen – which causes COVID-19 – between hospital departments.   You might also like: COVID-19: Risk Factors for Healthcare Workers... Read more

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COVID-19: Risk Factors for Healthcare Workers

2020 05 Aug

It is estimated that healthcare frontliners, whose work exposes them to patients with the new coronavirus, could account for 10-20% of all COVID-19 diagnoses. However, the incidence of COVID-19 infections among healthcare workers is mostly based on cross-sectional data, with little information on individual-level risk factors.   You might... Read more

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Silent Transmission as Pandemic’s Driving Force

2020 14 Jul

Empirical studies indicate that COVID-19 cases may be most infectious during the presymptomatic phase of the disease, which baffles experts as this is rather 'unusual' in the progression of a respiratory infection. This kind of silent transmission has been the subject of two recent studies.   You might also like: COVID-19 Transmission... Read more

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From SARS to COVID-19: One Department’s Journey

2020 09 Mar

A tertiary hospital in Singapore shares its experience of handling the work during the outbreaks of infectious diseases, namely during the severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) epidemics. Focusing on the operations of the radiology department, it offers recommendations that may be useful for other hospital... Read more

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Infection Control Measures: Best COVID-19 Practices from Hong Kong

2020 06 Mar

Healthcare workers can be protected during the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak with the application of proper infection control measures, an example from Hong Kong shows.   You may also like: 3-step 15sec hand-rubs reduce infection & improve hygiene compliance   A recent study (Cheng at al. n.d.) from a research team at Queen Mary... Read more

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Effectiveness of Sterilisation Techniques

2020 27 Feb

Steam sterilisation proved to be the most effective and had the largest margin of safety when compared to low-temperature sterilisation technologies, increasingly required for plastic tools, a recent study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology shows.   You may also like : Dirty laundry cause of infections  ... Read more