Practical Infection Prevention

Practical Infection Prevention

Practical infection control and Prevention

Yankdaddy

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,...
Mosquito Sucking Blood

Four lesser known facts about Dengue

Like many tropical countries, India witnesses a cyclical spike in the number of Dengue cases every 4-5 years1. The current year has been one...
Zika Virus Primer

Zika Primer: What is Zika Virus Fever?

Abstract: The Pan American Health Organization has recently published an Epidemiological Alert (December 3, 2015) for Zika virus and its correlation to more serious neurological...
Bedside Dispenser

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...

Fighting Infections in a Microbial World

Abstract: Bacteria can be found everywhere, including in the human body where it plays an important role in our health. Your bacterial ecosystem is referred...
Hospital Bed

Bedsores: A Preventable Healthcare Problem

Updated February 29, 2016 Abstract: Bedsores, also known as pressure ulcers or pressure sores, are a patient safety issue dating back at least to the 19th century...
Mosquito

Would you Tune in to Mosquito Week?

Abstract: What living thing is most dangerous to humans? Sorry Shark Week, it is not the Great White Shark; it is the mosquito! In fact,...
Compliance

Barriers to Practice: A Case Study of Policy Implementation in South Africa

Abstract: Health care workers (HCWs) and patients are at risk of acquiring tuberculosis (TB) infection in health care facilities. Such risk characterizes TB as a...
Barriers for Protection

Increasing Importance of Barriers for Protection from Infectious Disease

Abstract Reduction of hospital-acquired infections is a major priority for hospital systems around the world. However, adoption of new technologies is often stunted due to...
Protecting the Patient

Protecting the Patient: Is it Time to Adopt Best Practices from the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Abstract Pharmaceutical companies spend an enormous amount of time and resources making sure that their products are safe for the patient.  If a sterile drug...