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Ultraviolet and HVAC: Keys to reducing hospital acquired infections

The use of ultraviolet light systems is becoming more widely used in healthcare facilities for disinfecting patient and operating rooms.  Yet, ultraviolet lights systems...

Championing Infection Prevention and Control at Runnymede

According to Public Health Ontario, over 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from infections acquired in hospital at any time. In Canada, it is estimated...

‘Bath in a Bag’ helps keep patients safe at Rouge Valley

A product introduced at Rouge Valley Health System’s (RVHS) two hospital campuses – Rouge Valley Centenary in east Toronto, and Rouge Valley Ajax and...

Toronto East General Hospital striving to combat hospital acquired infections

TEGH introduces Clorox® Bleach-Based Wipes as their primary cleaning agent, and investigates UV light technology An innovator in Ontario healthcare, Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) is...

Working to reduce hospital acquired infections

Reducing hospital acquired infections, such as Clostridium difficile, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and ventilator-associated pneumonia, to name a few, is a priority at St....

Helping patients breathe easier by reducing VAP

What is more surprising to you? Is it that ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) is the leading cause of death among hospital-acquired infections and substantially increases the...

Hospitals need to get back to basics

After much thought and consideration I have decided to do it - I am going to use my column this month to address the...

Going better than green for cleaning

The cost of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAI’s) to both the patient and the bottom line is staggering for hospitals. Patients attend a hospital to...

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...

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...

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