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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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Abu Dhabi ID Week 2019

2019 23 Oct

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Would you use a dirty ultrasound probe on yourself?

2018 07 Nov

Making the ultrasound scan a safer examination. A sonographer and a microbiologist working together to increase awareness of infection control in the ultrasound world. Over the past few years, these two Australians have published extensively in the field of infection control in medical ultrasound practice. Whilst Sue performs ultrasound... Read more

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Control infections with leadership rounding

2018 09 May

Leadership rounding is known to be an effective way to boost staff morale and keep them connected with your hospital. According to new research, such practice could be the key to better infection control. This is because leadership rounding can create a sense of "psychologic safety," which makes frontline staff and clinicians more comfortable revealing... 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... 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... Read more

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IFIC 2016

2016 16 Mar

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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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... Read more

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New Contact Precautions for Visitors of Infectious Disease Patients

2015 16 Apr

Leading infectious diseases experts have released new guidance for healthcare facilities looking to establish precautions for visitors of patients with infectious diseases. The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreading dangerous bacteria within the healthcare facility and community. The recommendations are published... Read more