Research and Advancement

Research and Advancement

Research and Advancement

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...
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...
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Antibiotic Resistance – The return of the Four Horsemen

Abstract: Antibiotics are almost singlehandedly responsible for eliminating deaths and mortality caused by infectious disease. However, antibiotic resistance is disseminating among deadly pathogens, returning us...
Antimicrobial Resistance Infographic

Antimicrobials in Canada, by the Numbers

A Canadian Perspective The numbers don’t lie: antimicrobial misuse in Canada is a pervasive and growing problem. With approximately 23.8 million antibiotic prescriptions written annually,...
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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...
Post-Antibiotic ERA

The Post-Antibiotic Era

In April 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report detailing the serious threat of antibiotic resistance. The ‘post-antibiotic’ era is fast approaching...
Stethoscope Covers

Evaluation of Bioburden Reduction with the Use of Stethoscope Covers

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...
HerSwab

Self-screening for STI and HPV

Abstract: Cervical Cancer and Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) are two diseases affecting women's health that could be greatly reduced through prevention practices and regular screening....
Checklist

Why Mandatory Training Needs to do More Than Tick a Box

Abstract: Achieving staff engagement with mandatory training topics is a challenge for many organisations. Too often, staff will attend events for the ‘tick in the...
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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...