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Bug Day 2005

For the past eight years, hundreds of medical professionals and students have converged at Winnipeg's Health Sciences Centre to attend "Bug Day" to learn...

Keeping patients and health-care workers safe by regulating the reuse of single use medical...

The reuse of single use devices (SUDs) is a practice that is common in Ontario hospitals. However, the practice is not safe for patients...

Program focuses on seniors and medication

The appropriate use of medication is an important preventive and curative strategy in healthy aging. However, the risks associated with inappropriate medication use in...

SPD – It’s a dirty job, and thank God someone does it

Effective sterilization is vital to the successful and efficient function of any large health-care facility. The reality is that, as all processes within hospitals...

Vaccination plus antibiotics is best strategy to defend cities against bioterror attack

Researchers from Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre suggest the most cost-effective method to defend against bioterrorism in a metropolitan area is timely...

How UHN prevents bugs from striking the hospital community

Fall marks University Health Network's (UHN) annual The Bug Stops Here and staff flu vaccination campaigns. Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) and Occupational Health...

Flu shots offer some protection to potential pandemic

As fall approaches, so does flu season. This year there is even more concern of transmittable diseases, with the World Health Organization and health experts...

TEGH first hospital in Ontario to fully implement safety engineered needles

Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) is proud to be the first hospital in Ontario to implement all available safety engineered needle options for blood...

New MUHC lab provides researchers with space to develop new tuberculosis vaccine

Researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) recently gained ground on the global effort to eradicate tuberculosis. This spring, the Research Institute of...

Infection prevention and control a priority at The Scarborough Hospital

From October through to March, influenza has hospitals running off their feet. Each year, hospitals run the risk of a sudden widespread outbreak of...

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