The Incubator

Current Projects

The way InfectionControl.tips evolves will depend on what YOU would like to see published.  The following is a listing of the current collaborative efforts planned for publication.  Click here to learn more

Click CONTRIBUTE if you would like to join the project as a Co-Author, Editor and/or provide information.

Please Note: All submissions are moderated. If you submit a new project it will be reviewed prior to being posted.

Current Projects

Evaluation of a Silver Dihydrogen Citrate Disinfectant (PURE Bioscience Inc.) on Multiple Surfaces

Although minimal studies have shown efficacy of silver dihydrogen citrate-based chemicals in reducing bacterial populations, there are few studies available that directly evaluate their use on multiple surface types. In this project. its ability to reduce microbial populations on plastics, stainless steel, and textiles will be tested. In addition, integrity of the materials following extended use will be tested.

Co-Authors

Categories

Infection Prevention

Type

Quantitative analysis of antimicrobial efficacy

Planned Publish Date

May- 2017

A Prospective Evaluation of Hand Decontamination using the Semmelweis Scanner System

The main objective of this study is to evaluate the attitudes of subjects prior to and following use of the Semmelweis Hand Hygiene Scanner, a system that visualizes the dispersion of alcohol-based hand rubs on hands, and thus, their cleanliness.

Co-Authors

Categories

Infection Prevention

Type

Literature Review,
Clinical trial/Evaluation,
Ethics Approval Granted (Study Commenced)

Planned Publish Date

April- 2017

A Prospective Evaluation of the WelloStation Temperature Monitoring Device

The main objective of this study is to 1) evaluate the accuracy of an electronic temperature monitoring system and 2) identify correlations in subject temperature with associated illnesses.

Co-Authors

Categories

Infection Prevention

Type

Literature Review,
Clinical trial/Evaluation,
Ethics Approval Granted (Study Commenced)

Planned Publish Date

April- 2017

Comprehensive Review of Neutral Electrolyzed Water (Hypochlorous Acid) and its Antimicrobial Activity against Common Viruses

The medications available to treat viruses are quite limited. While rest and isolation are prescribed to most patients, for a subset of the population, this is not necessarily sufficient. The use of hypochlorous acid and other neutral electrolyzed water (NEW) solutions for the treatments are currently being investigated for their antiviral properties and efficacy as a medicine for illnesses like the common cold and flu. In this review, a comprehensive search of related literature will be performed to determine optimal dosage and treatment schedule. Depending on the quality of evidence, a clinical trial will evaluate the validity of this evidence.

Co-Authors

Categories

Infection Treatment

Type

Literature Review,
Clinical Trial

Planned Publish Date

Aug- 2016

A Comprehensive Study of Disposable Stethoscope Covers Examining Efficacy, Functionality and Economic Savings to Health Care System

Pathogen transmission between patients due to contaminated stethoscopes is predicted to be a significant risk to immunocompromised patients. At InfectionControl.tips, we will perform a series of laboratory studies and economic analyses to assess the effectiveness of a disposable stethoscope guard in protecting patients while maintaining instrument function.

Co-Authors

Categories

Infection Prevention

Type

Laboratory Study,
Analysis,
Peer Review

Planned Publish Date

May- 2016
Published in Health Horizons

Critical Evaluation of a Novel Antimicrobial Surface Protectant

In both healthcare and commercial settings, surfaces can act as reservoirs for dangerous pathogens.  We will assess the efficacy of a novel, inexpensive surface coating in reducing the bacterial population, including significant pathogens like Clostridium difficile (C. diff) and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Co-Authors

Categories

Infection Prevention

Type

Evaluation,
Peer Review

Planned Publish Date

May- 2016
Published in Health Horizons

Evaluation of Foaming Hand Soap Efficacy

The use of hand soap is one of the greatest tools in reducing infections. Since the 1990’s, the use of foaming hand soap in various facilities and washrooms has shown to be an effective and cost-efficient alternative to the use of traditional soaps.  We plan to analyze the top foaming products on the market today, and determine the best dose required to clean hands properly.

Co-Authors

Categories

Hand Hygiene

Type

Peer Review, Perspective

Planned Publish Date

Feb- 2016
CANCELLED

Glove Contamination

Both non-sterile and sterile disposable gloves are used in hospitals worldwide.  Although lots of care are used with sterile gloves, it is not completely understood if the non-sterile gloves act as carriers of pathogens in hospitals.  A number of studies have analyzed the prevalence of microorganisms in gloves, and we’d like to analyze and compare the most effective methods of reducing pathogen transport between gloves.

Co-Authors

Categories

Infection Prevention

Type

Analysis
Peer Review

Planned Publish Date

Published:
Feb. 24, 2016

State of Clean 2016

20 city surface test of 7 common locations located within each city (library, airport, bus terminal, etc).

Co-Authors

Categories

Environmental Cleaning

Type

Peer Reviewed

Planned Publish Date

Aug – 2016
(Need a Partner/Sponsor)

Sepsis

A perspective piece detailing the personal stories of those affected by Sepsis around the world, how it is diagnosed and treated.

Co-Authors

Categories

Antibiotics

Type

Perspective

Planned Publish Date

Mar- 2016
(delayed)