Practical Infection Prevention

Practical Infection Prevention

Practical infection control and Prevention

Hospital Bed

Bedsores: A Preventable Healthcare Problem

Updated February 29, 2016 Abstract: Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers or pressure sores, are a patient safety issue dating back at least to the 19th century...
Hand Hygiene Nigeria

Hand Hygiene Nigeria: Implementation Lessons

Abstract: Infection prevention and control in health care settings in Nigeria is still very poor. Improvement in hand hygiene is fundamental to patient safety and...
Zika Virus Primer

Zika Primer: What is Zika Virus Fever?

Abstract: The Pan American Health Organization has recently published an Epidemiological Alert (December 3, 2015) for Zika virus and its correlation to more serious neurological...
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,...
Antibiotic Syringe Near Small Quail Cage In Partridge Farm

6 Factors That Have Caused Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic resistance has become a global threat, and with Antibiotic Awareness Week, it is important to understand the series of events that have led...
Hand Sanitizer Dispenser

Show Me Your Hands: Hand Hygiene Myths and Facts

Abstract: The use of hand sanitizers is ubiquitous in public places all over the United States.  Although this promotes better hand hygiene, improper use renders many...
ESKAPE Pathogens

ESKAPES: Emerging Pathogens of Concern

Abstract: Emerging pathogens in healthcare settings are a concern due to their antibiotic resistant nature. Historically, the water treatment providers have been concerned with Legionella,...
Mosquito Sucking Blood

Four lesser known facts about Dengue

Like many tropical countries, India witnesses a cyclical spike in the number of Dengue cases every 4-5 years1. The current year has been one...
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....
Compliance

Barriers to Practice: A Case Study of Policy Implementation in South Africa

Abstract: Health care workers (HCWs) and patients are at risk of acquiring tuberculosis (TB) infection in health care facilities. Such risk characterizes TB as a...