Search Tag: infection control

Executive Health Management

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

IT Management

Short read: If cyber infection created disease, we'd be dead. Taking it seriously?

2018 01 Aug

It was in the late 1840s when Ignaz Semmelweis, as head of the maternity services in a Vienna hospital, observed that women cared for by physicians were more likely to die (13-18%) from infection than women cared for by midwives (2%). Recognising that infection control was critical, he implemented mandatory handwashing that brought mortality rate... Read more

Executive Health Management

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

ICU Management

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 handling Operating as a closed system, the Proxima in-line blood gas monitoring system keeps infection control simple and effective Sphere Medical , an innovative company in critical care monitoring and diagnostics equipment, announces that it will be discussing... Read more

ICU Management

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... Read more

Executive Health Management

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

ICU Management

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... Read more

Executive Health Management

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