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Patient-dedicated Blood Gas Analysis Enhances Flu Readiness and Infection Control

2016 13 Sep

In-line Proxima blood gas analyser maintains isolation and reduces blood handlingOperating as a closed system, the Proxima in-line blood gas monitoring system keeps infection control simple and effectiveSphere Medical, an innovative company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, announces that it will be discussing how its Proxima patient-dedicated... Read more

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Combating Infections in the ICU: Dual Approach

2016 28 Mar

A combination of strict antimicrobial stewardship and comprehensive infection control measures led to a 10-fold reduction in multi-drug resistant (MDR) A. Baumannii that had become endemic in a Korean intensive care unit (ICU). The initative is described in a recent paper in the Korean Journal of Internal Medicine. Shinhye Cheon, Division of Infectious... 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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4 in 5 Nurses Ignore Infection Prevention Guidelines

2016 25 Jan

Only 1 in 5 ambulatory care nurses take standard anti-infection precautions the American Journal of Infection Control has reported.A study published in the journal, the official publication of the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC), said that only 17.4 percent of ambulatory care nurses confirmed compliance with... Read more

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IFIC 2016

2016 14 Jan

IFIC2016 finds itself in Vienna, the ‘City of Music’. It is a city with strong associations with Ignaz Semmelweis, the father of modern “hygiene”, and thus of healthcare infection prevention and control. Today, this field of work is – as many other aspects of our lives – confronted with intriguing perspectives as well as frightening but exciting challenges.... Read more

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Volume 15 - Issue 4, 2015

2015 30 Dec

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MSSA More Common than MRSA in NICUs

2015 19 Oct

New research reveals that invasive methicillin-susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (S aureus) infection (MSSA) caused more infections and more deaths in hospitalised infants than invasive methicillin-resistant S aureus infection (MRSA). The findings, reported in JAMA Pediatrics, could help to inform the adoption of infection control measures that include... Read more

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Lessons from Ebola: Planning for Health Emergencies

2015 21 Jul

The Chicago Ebola Response Network's (CERN) response to the Ebola epidemic in 2014-2015 has provided a roadmap for how a regional public health network can anticipate and manage public health emergencies, according to a study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. CERN — composed of Rush University Medical Center, University of Chicago... Read more

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High Rates of MRSA Transmission in Nursing Homes

2015 01 Jun

According to a new study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, healthcare workers often contaminate their gloves and gowns during every day care of nursing home residents with drug resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA. Mary-Claire Roghmann, MD, lead author of the study explains that healthcare workers are a major vector for MRSA... Read more

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