Infection Control

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Understanding Candida auris transmission

Recognizing how the drug-resistant fungus spreads in healthcare facilities is essential for effective infection control.
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Collaboration brings new approach to Legionella detection

Leading Legionella companies partner to eliminate Legionnaires’ outbreaks through strategic partnership.
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Hospital faucets home to germs: study

Hand hygiene is a critical component of infection prevention in hospitals, but the unintended consequences include water splashing out of a sink to spread contaminants from dirty faucets.
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The next frontier in infection prevention

Studies have shown that patient transfers from long-term care settings to hospitals present a major risk for the spread of infection.
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Ontario budget promises support, new beds for long-term care

The Ontario Government is planning to eliminating “hallway healthcare” by adding and upgrading long-term care beds throughout the province.
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The role of surface disinfection in outbreak management

Barley Chironda, an infection control specialist at Clorox, breaks down why cleaning staff should ramp up surface disinfection during cold and flu season.
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Cold and flu prevention in the workplace

Cold and flu season can begin as early as October and last until February. How can you keep the flu out of your workplace, to keep facilities healthy and productive?
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Examining Canadians’ understanding of AMR

A recent survey by a global medical technology company – BD – revealed Canadians are unfamiliar with or largely unaware of the threat of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
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Hospital privacy curtains may harbor dangerous germs

Privacy curtains in hospitals can become breeding grounds for resistant bacteria, posing a threat to patient safety, according to new study.
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Environmental surfaces can be infection gateway

Recently released guidelines from Ontario's Provincial Infectious Diseases Advisory Committee address the cleaning and disinfecting challenges that housekeeping staff continue to face in healthcare facilities.
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Waste management tips for avoiding unwanted pests

Summer is fast-approaching, which means annoying pests will soon be out in full force. These creatures can become a problem for a facility if left unchecked.
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More hospitals introduce antimicrobial copper

Hospitals have a potent, new tool in their mission to improve patient health and safety. It also happens to be the one of the oldest metals known to man - copper.
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Copper allays germy fitness centres

Copper alloys used more in hospitals to help fight health-care acquired infections, aren’t as prevalent in non-traditional spaces where germs also spread.
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Spring pests return for flood season

Flood season is arriving to regions across Canada, posing a significant risk to infrastructure, potential loss of life and pest-related health risks.
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Benefits and limits of UV-C Disinfection systems

New UV-C Disinfection technologies are being implemented across the globe in an attempt to eliminate harmful microorganisms before they reach patients.
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Prepping for flu season with the value of cleaning

Health officials won’t quite know what to expect until later this fall, but facilities should still brace themselves no matter what flu strain will spread.
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Few wash hands properly in germy schools

When educating children and young adults about good hand hygiene practices, it’s important to implement the right handwashing practices.