Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Electrostatic Technology for Surface Disinfection in Healthcare Facilities

Electrostatic Technology for Surface Disinfection in Healthcare Facilities

Abstract: Studies have shown that less than 50% of environmental surfaces in patient care rooms are properly cleaned and disinfected. Evidence strongly suggests that cross...
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Reduction of Bacteraemia through MRSA Surveillance

Abstract: Bacteraemia is indicated by the presence of pathogens in blood. As this is systemic, bacteraemia can become fatal very quickly. In the United Kingdom,...
World MRSA Day

I guess everything changes when it happens to you! Editorial Reflections on World...

Editorial By Rodney E. Rohde, PhD Abstract: On any given day, approximately 1 in 25 inpatients in U.S. acute care hospitals has at least one healthcare–associated...
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In-Vitro Diagnostics: An Under-Utilized Tool

Abstract: With the spread, and impending pandemic, of antimicrobial resistance, public health agencies from around the world are promoting a multifaceted approach to limit the...
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...