Practical Infection Prevention

Practical Infection Prevention

Practical infection control and Prevention

Reducing Risk with Novel Fecal Management Tools

Abstract: Reducing Risk with Novel Fecal Management Tools

Editors Note:  The following is an abstract of an upcoming perspective article. Abstract: The risk of transmission of Norovirus and Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections in...
Barriers for Protection

Increasing Importance of Barriers for Protection from Infectious Disease

Abstract Reduction of hospital-acquired infections is a major priority for hospital systems around the world. However, adoption of new technologies is often stunted due to...
The Need for Rapid Contagion Screening

The Need for Rapid Contagion Screening

Abstract Some of the most communicable infectious diseases present with fever when they are most contagious. Diseases like flu, norovirus, Ebola, measles and tuberculosis all pose...
Yankdaddy

Reduction of HAIs with a Novel Yankauer Storage Solution

Abstract The Yankauer suction instrument is the most widely used suction instrument in the world. It is used in many medical settings including emergency departments,...
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...
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...
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,...
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Reduction of Catheter-Related Blood Stream Infections by Improving Compliance

Abstract: Patients are especially prone to infections of the bloodstream when they are receiving medicines and nutrients through central and peripheral lines. At the Infection...
Surgical Gown

Personal Protective Equipment Strikethrough: Risk or Rhetoric?

Abstract: The CBS investigative news program “60 Minutes” aired a segment called “Strikethrough: A Matter of Life, Death, and Litigation” on Sunday May 1, 2016....