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IX. Hamburger Intensivtage

2016 27 Apr

Congress will deal with a wide range of current topics interdisciplinary. The latest guidelines and recommendations will be presented and critically examined, as well as the ethical and economic aspects of our daily work. Also this year there will be an all-day care symposium at the Hamburger intensive days.With the "HIT 2016" sees the anniversary of... Read more

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Surgical Scrub Sink Combats Contamination with Copper

2016 01 Feb

A recently-unveiled surgical scrub sink features solid antimicrobial copper surfaces to boost infection control, supporting and augmenting existing hygiene measures.Within the medical and healthcare industries, infections cost society thousands of lives and millions of pounds each year. Responding to this challenge, Syspal has launched the TECHNIK Medical... Read more

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Copper Helps Protects the Most Vulnerable Patients

2016 01 Feb

Joint US-Chile research has confirmed copper as an additional weapon in the fight against healthcare-associated infections, demonstrating its efficacy in a major paediatric hospital where it contributed to a safer environment for vulnerable patients. The spread of infections via frequently-touched surfaces surrounding patients is a serious concern in... Read more

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How Clean is Your Keyboard?

2015 07 Dec

The persistence of multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) within intensive care units (ICUs) poses a significant risk to patient safety. Now new research indicates that MDROs may be hiding within clinical staff work areas and away from immediate patient zones. The finding is reported in the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication... Read more

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WHO: Antibiotic Resistance in ICU Infections on the Rise

2014 13 May

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has released new survey data stating around 30 percent of critically ill patients cared for in intensive care units will contract a healthcare-associated infection. According to the findings, the number of those infections resistant to antibiotic treatment is on the rise.With at least seven out of every 100... Read more

Executive Health Management

World Health Day 2014: Preventing Vector-Borne diseases

2014 07 Apr

“Small bite, big threat”More than half the world’s population is at risk from diseases such as malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, Lyme disease, schistosomiasis, and yellow fever, carried by mosquitoes, flies, ticks, water snails and other vectors. Every year, more than one billion people are infected and more than one million die from vector-borne diseases.This... Read more

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Hospitals Face New Superbug Liabilities

2014 12 Feb

Vision-Sciences' EndoSheath Technology Offers Patented SolutionSuperbugs. Nightmare Bacteria. Antibiotic Resistant Strains. No matter what you call it, it is bad news for hospitals, which face increasingly stringent financial penalties under the Affordable Care Act. Specifically, patient readmissions and follow-up diagnostics due to hospital-acquired... Read more

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Study: Implementation of ICU Infection Control Practices Inconsistent

2014 30 Jan

According to a new study, the largest of its kind, U.S. hospital intensive care units (ICUs) show uneven compliance with infection prevention policies. The findings are published in the February issue of the American Journal of Infection Control, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC),A... Read more


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