Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Hospital corridor

Time to turn Cleaning Staff into Certified Technicians

Abstract: Healthcare-associated infections claim thousands of lives and cost the healthcare system billions of dollars annually. While the proper cleaning and disinfection of the physical...
Reducing HAIs: Awareness, Cleaning and Replacement of Cubicle Curtains

Reducing HAIs: Awareness, Cleaning and Replacement of Cubicle Curtains

Abstract Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs) are caused by a variety of pathogens which can often thrive on soft surfaces and are easily spread. This poses a...
We Want You!

We Want You! (Seeking Volunteers)

Looking for Volunteers We are currently looking for volunteers for the following positions: Editors (levels 1 & 2): Responsibilities include proofreading and copy editing.   As we grow,...
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Importance of Using Antibiotics Correctly and Completing the Prescribed Dose

Abstract: The misuse of antibiotics coupled to a decrease in the number of novel drugs entering the clinic has led to the development of antibiotic...
Eat, Drink and Stay Healthy

Eat, Drink and Stay Healthy

Eat, Drink and Stay Healthy It's that time of year when the calendar fills up with banquets, potluck dinners, parties and big family celebrations. Food...
Superbugs

Superbugs : A Primer

The introduction of antibiotics into modern healthcare has added years onto the average lifespan of humans in developed countries. However, the widespread use and...
Evaluation of a Novel Non-Sterile Glove Dispensing System

Evaluation of a Novel Non-Sterile Glove Dispensing System

Disclaimer: The author of this report and InfectionControl.tips declare no conflict of interest with the following critical evaluation of research data. No funds or...
Scarlet Fever

Scarlet Fever Outbreak in UK Baffles Scientists

Abstract: Public Health England has reported a dramatic increase in the number of reported cases of Scarlet Fever in England and Wales in the past...
Syndromic Surveillance

Syndromic Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Abstract This paper argues that there is a poor fit between the use of precise methods of case definition and case ascertainment for reporting infection...
Checklist

Why Mandatory Training Needs to do More Than Tick a Box

Abstract: Achieving staff engagement with mandatory training topics is a challenge for many organisations. Too often, staff will attend events for the ‘tick in the...