Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

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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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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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...
Colour Coded Cloths

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...
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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...
Our Darkest Hour: Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Our Darkest Hour: Las Vegas Mass Shooting

Abstract In times of tragedy, people have to band together to work towards one cause. In this article, a medical laboratory professional describes her experiences...
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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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Saving Lives in the Shadows of Healthcare

Abstract Superbugs (or multidrug-resistant pathogens) are being spread, as our treatment choices diminish. Diagnostic tests to identify the pathogen(s) responsible for an infection can improve...
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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...
What really happens when I get a #Flu vaccine?

What really happens when I get a #Flu vaccine?

Abstract Seasonal flu is a serious, highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. In the United States, approximately five to 20 percent of...