Research and Advancement

Research and Advancement

Research and Advancement

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....
Stethoscope Covers

Evaluation of Bioburden Reduction with the Use of Stethoscope Covers

Disclaimer: The authors of this report and InfectionControl.tips declare no conflict of interest with the following critical evaluation and research. No funds or influence were...
Out-TB Web

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...
Syndromic Surveillance

Syndromic Surveillance for Healthcare-Associated Infections

Abstract This paper argues that there is a poor fit between the use of precise methods of case definition and case ascertainment for reporting infection...
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...
Entertainment in Health Education

Why the Entertainment Factor Matters in Health Education

Abstract: Health education has been around for a long time. There are tried and trusted teaching and education techniques, based on traditional pedagogy, which have...
ESKAPE Pathogens

ESKAPES: Emerging Pathogens of Concern

Abstract: Emerging pathogens in healthcare settings are a concern due to their antibiotic resistant nature. Historically, the water treatment providers have been concerned with Legionella,...
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...
Antimicrobial Stewardship to Fight Back Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial Stewardship to Fight Back Against Antimicrobial Resistance

Antimicrobial resistance is a growing problem in our healthcare system. Our available regimens of antimicrobial agents are becoming less and less effective as bacteria...
Antimicrobial Resistance Infographic

Antimicrobials in Canada, by the Numbers

A Canadian Perspective The numbers don’t lie: antimicrobial misuse in Canada is a pervasive and growing problem. With approximately 23.8 million antibiotic prescriptions written annually,...