Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Protecting the Patient

Protecting the Patient: Is it Time to Adopt Best Practices from the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Abstract Pharmaceutical companies spend an enormous amount of time and resources making sure that their products are safe for the patient.  If a sterile drug...
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...
Hospital Infections: The Impact On Healthcare Worker Absenteeism

Hospital Infections: The Impact on Healthcare Worker Absenteeism

Abstract About half of all healthcare worker (HCW) absence can be attributed to gastrointestinal and/or respiratory illness, two sets of conditions that could be caught...
Fixed Overhead UV Unit

Reduction of Hospital Environmental Contamination Using Automatic UV Room Disinfection

Conflicts of Interest Barry Hunt – President & CEO of Class 1 Inc. William Anderson – none.  Click here for Print Version Abstract The use of mobile ultraviolet (UV)...
Enhanced Disinfection Systems

Considerations When Choosing An Enhanced Disinfection System

Abstract This article examines Ultraviolet light and Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor disinfection technologies. Main Article The hard surface environment has been linked to transmission of pathogens to patients.  The risk of...
ITNs and MBNs

Attitudes Toward Utilization Of Insecticide-Treated Bed Nets Among Pregnant Women And Care-Takers Of Under-Five

Abstract: This study determined the attitudes toward utilization of insecticide-treated bed nets among pregnant women and children under-five in the Ikwerre Local Government Area (LGA) of...
Antimicrobial Evaluation of a Surface Protector System

Antimicrobial Evaluation of a Surface Protector System

Disclaimer: The authors of this report and InfectionControl.tips declare no conflict of interest with the following critical evaluation and research. No funds or influence were...
Touch Screens

Touchscreens: The Mosquito of the Digital Age

Abstract The widespread and rapidly growing automation and digitization of our world has led to the installation of billions of touchscreens, both in our personal...
Mosquito

Would you Tune in to Mosquito Week?

Abstract: What living thing is most dangerous to humans? Sorry Shark Week, it is not the Great White Shark; it is the mosquito! In fact,...
The language of Zika virus testing

The Language of Zika Virus Testing

Abstract: When a new virus emerges or an old one re-emerges, one of the earliest conversations is about whether there exist good tests to detect...