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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,...

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...

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)...

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...

Reduction of Healthcare Associated Infections through the use of Pulsed Xenon...

Healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are a global problem, causing hundreds of thousands of deaths each year, life-long disability to some survivors, and requiring billions...

Newly Published HAI Series for Clinical Laboratory Professionals

We are pleased to announce that two of our authors, Rodney E. Rohde and Amber Mitchell, have collaborated on a series of FOCUS articles...

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...

Syndromic Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Abstract This paper argues that there is a poor fit between the use of precise methods of case definition and case ascertainment for reporting infection...

Colour-Coding to Prevent Hospital Infections

Abstract: Preventing healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) is not as simple as implementing a hand hygiene program, investing in an ultraviolet disinfection robot or switching to a...

Clean Water, Air, Hands and Surface Lower HAIs

Abstract: Effective infection control programs must deal with all environmental sources and modes of transmission that lead to the negative effects of microbes on materials....