Insurance Companies Pay the Price for HAIs

Insurance Companies Pay the Price for HAIs

Abstract: Hospitals continually publicize their levels of quality and safety, but there is still a steady increase in occurrences and fatalities due to infections transmitted...
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New Web Surveillance Technology for Disseminating Data Critical for TB Control

Demonstration Data.  Image Courtesy of Public Health Ontario Abstract: The investigation of tuberculosis (TB) transmission and control is significantly enhanced in Ontario, Canada through the use...
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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...
Hepatitis

Hepatitis C Virus Still Unacceptably High Risk for Healthcare Workers

Abstract: Background: A recently published study describes that the prevalence of occupational hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is higher than the general population.  This study...
Bedside Dispenser

Patient Hand Hygiene: The missing link in preventing Hospital Acquired Infections?

Abstract: Hospital acquired infections (HAI’s) are a major threat to patient safety and there is substantial evidence that good hand hygiene reduces the transmission of...
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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...
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Hand Hygiene Compliance Auditing Does Not Work

Abstract: In 2009 the World Health Organization began marketing compliance auditing of the “Five Moments for Hand Hygiene” in an effort to improve the hand...
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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...
Kirsty

Antibiotic Resistance is Everybody’s Responsibility

Abstract: This article is about my family’s experience with antibiotics Main Article: Antibiotic resistance is everybody’s responsibility In 1932 my grandfather’s first wife died of tuberculosis. It wasn’t until...
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Public Health and Emerging Disease Outbreaks: Why Talking to the Community is a Good...

Abstract: The keys to combat infectious diseases are out there.  Due to insufficient communication between key players, we still don't know how to compile all...