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...
Hospital corridor

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...
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...
Swapping Spit in the Chip Dip

Swapping Spit in the Chip Dip

Abstract: Double dippers beware.  Like kissing, more surprises await you than you would realize.  Recent studies have shown that the transmission of bacteria from the...
Risk, Behavior & Culture Assessment

Comprehensive Healthcare Staff Culture Survey

Staff culture eats strategy for lunch. Or was it breakfast? Take the Survey This snappy phrase, often attributed to management guru Peter Drucker, is meant to suggest...
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...
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Here, There, and Everywhere: How Antibiotic Resistance is Now the Norm

As antibiotic resistance becomes an increasingly urgent global problem, it is important to address how resistance occurs and how it is propagated throughout the general...
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What do We Mean When We Talk about “Cleaning” and “Disinfecting”?

Abstract: When educating the public, we often use words like clean, disinfect, and processed interchangeably. What is often overlooked is that to infection control practitioners, the differences are...
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Occupational Risk on the Rise: Turning a Blind Eye

Abstract: In hospitals and health clinics, the goal is to always treat the patients. An emerging concern is the welfare of the health care workers...
Hypochlorous Acid: Harnessing an Innate Response

Hypochlorous Acid: Harnessing an Innate Response

Abstract: Human pathogens are becoming resistant to antibiotics developed over the past century, and common infections once routinely managed by conventional antibiotics can now become...