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Hand hygiene matters at Sunnybrook
Hand hygiene matters at Sunnybrook

Sandra Callery and Dr. Mary Vearncombe of Sunnybrook’s Infection Prevention and Control team, review Hand Hygiene data. Seeing is believing. Germs can’t readily be seen on hands and surfaces but when hand hygiene is not top-of-mind, hospitals have undoubtedly seen ...


Championing Infection Prevention and Control at Runnymede
Championing Infection Prevention and Control at Runnymede

A demonstration of the Glo Germ test where UV light is used to highlight areas (often around the nails) that may be missed while cleaning hands. According to Public Health Ontario, over 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from infections acquired ...


Hands up!  Patients speak up about what they need for effective hand hygiene
Hands up! Patients speak up about what they need for
effective hand hygiene

Jim Gauthier and Ann McFeeters, infection control practitioners at Providence Care in Kingston, have found ways to collaborate with patients to promote regular handwashing, particularly patients with specific needs because they use a wheelchair or have just had surgery. The ...


Hygiene for little hands: Helping Children’s Hospital patients stay healthy
Hygiene for little hands: Helping Children’s Hospital
patients stay healthy

: Deacon, 7, tries out a Glitterbug at the launch of Children’s Hospital’s paediatric hand hygiene campaign It was standing room only June 27th in the Family Waiting Room on B6 when Children’s Hospital launched a customized hand washing campaign ...


Markdale Hospital reduces 0utbreaks, increases hand hygiene compliance as part of ‘Stop Infections Now Collaborative’
Markdale Hospital reduces 0utbreaks, increases hand
hygiene compliance as part of ‘Stop Infections
Now Collaborative’

A year and a half ago, Grey Bruce Health Service’s Markdale hospital experienced their third outbreak of the hospital- associated superbug known as methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Staff at the small 14 bed site were frustrated and recognized that the ...


Film fesitval raises awareness about hand hygiene
Film fesitval raises awareness about hand hygiene

A film about three women with a no-nonsense approach to making sure people practice proper hand hygiene is the big winner at Rouge Valley Health System’s (RVHS) inaugural Hands Up Film Festival (HUFF). The award for the HUFF 2011 Best Film ...


Patient Safety Advocates are good news for quality care
Patient Safety Advocates are good news for quality care

“Having worked at several hospitals – both large and small, urban and rural – and since coming to Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH), I have not encountered a hospital that does so much to enhance patient safety as we do here,” ...


Hospital staff fostering innovation to increase hand hygiene rates
Hospital staff fostering innovation to increase hand
hygiene rates

With awareness regarding hospital-based infection rates on the rise, it is now more important than ever for health-care workers to clean their hands at the right moments. Southlake Regional Health Centre’s Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) department recognizes that the threat ...


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