Practical Infection Prevention

Practical Infection Prevention

Practical infection control and Prevention

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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...
HIV & Charlie Sheen

Charlie Sheen confirms he is HIV – positive: What You Need to Know

In an interview on NBC's Today Show, the actor Charlie Sheen (best known for his role in the American television sitcom, Two and a...
Reducing Risk with Novel Fecal Management Tools

Abstract: Reducing Risk with Novel Fecal Management Tools

Editors Note:  The following is an abstract of an upcoming perspective article. Abstract: The risk of transmission of Norovirus and Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections in...
Staphylococcus Aureus

Two Laboratory Tests you Must Demand: Advice from MRSA Survivors and a Scientist

Abstract: Background: More people in the US now die from Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections than from HIV/AIDS. Often acquired in healthcare facilities or during...

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS): A Primer

Abstract: Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) is a rare, acute and sometimes fatal human disease affecting mostly those who live in (or travel to) the...
Camels, Cattle and Coronavirus

Camels, Cattle and Coronavirus: the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus Hunt must Continue

Abstract: The prevalence of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) in animals may only have begun to be appreciated.  The disease is well characterized, but...
Nigeria

Nigeria: Hand Hygiene after Pandemics

Abstract: Last year, Nigeria observed how an existential threat from the Ebola pandemic reinforced people’s attitude towards hand hygiene – a strongly held idea and...
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...
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...
The Changing Face of Sepsisvideo

The Changing Face of Sepsis

Abstract: There are few infections that can result in death or lifelong impairment in mere hours. Sepsis is caused by an inflammatory response by the...