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ICU Management

Large Decreases in ICU-Acquired Infections - National Infection Campaign

2019 12 Sep

ICUs in the UK have seen an 80% drop in bloodstream infections according to NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre-funded research. In collaboration with Guy's and St Thomas' clinicians and researchers from ICNARC (Intensive Care National Audit & Research Centre), the study analysed 1 million adult patients from 276 NHS ICUs across the... Read more

ICU Management

A solid future for point-of-care ultrasound in intensive care

2019 19 Jul

Point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) has become an established tool for the rapid assessment and diagnosis of patients across a variety of medical disciplines, not least in the high-octane environment of intensive care medicine. Dr. Timm Steuber, senior consultant and head of the ICU at Evangelisches Krankenhaus Unna, Germany, discusses his day-to-day... Read more

Executive Health Management

Abu Dhabi ID Week 2019

2019 23 Oct

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IMAGING Management

3-step 15sec hand-rubs reduce infection & improve hygiene compliance

2019 16 Apr

The spread of infectious diseases in hospitals and the increase in hospital deaths due to Health Care Acquired Infections is one of the leading concerns and main focus of clinicians worldwide. Hand hygiene in healthcare has proven to be the single most effective, simple and low-cost heath improvement component to increase infection control quality... Read more

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