Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

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....
Xenex

Reduction of Healthcare Associated Infections through the use of Pulsed Xenon Ultraviolet Disinfection

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...
Chagas Disease

Gross Bugs with a Cute Name Moving North: Kissing Bugs & Chagas Disease

Updated: Thursday November 26, 2015 : 10:43 EST Abstract: There has been a recent surge in news related to Chagas Disease and the Kissing Bug, most...
Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2017

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week 2017

Abstract Medical Laboratory Professionals saves lives every day. To highlight the efforts of these clinical laboratory scientists, Outbreak News Today featured a team of Medical...
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...
Empowering Patients is Critical to Decreasing HAIs

Empowering Patients is Critical to Decreasing HAIs

Abstract Hand hygiene is the best method to prevent the transmission of infections. Hand hygiene for hospitalized patients sounds obvious – something that should be...
HIV Prevention: Embracing Imbokodo

HIV Prevention: Embracing Imbokodo

Disclosures: InfectionControl.tips and the authors declare no conflict of interest and did not receive compensation for the following article. Introduction Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a bloodborne pathogen that...
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...
Infection Prevention & Control: The Art and Pitfalls of Practicing Tough Love

Infection Prevention & Control: The Art and Pitfalls of Practicing Tough Love

Abstract In any human relationship, tough love helps to prevent and control dysfunction. In our co-existence with microbes, we need to use a similar strategy...
MRR

The MMR Vaccine and Autism Conspiracy. Enough Already!

Abstract: Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, the anti-vaccination “conspiracy” movement continues to attempt to raise its ugly...