Post Tagged with: "Hospital Acquired Infections"
Ultraviolet and HVAC: Keys to reducing hospital
Sanuvox Aseptix twin units disinfecting patient room. The use of ultraviolet light systems is becoming more widely used in healthcare facilities for disinfecting patient and operating rooms. Yet, ultraviolet lights systems are misunderstood in spite of significant research and use ...
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 ...
‘Bath in a Bag’ helps keep patients safe at
Flavia Vales, a registered nurse in Rouge Valley Centenary's 9West unit, takes a pack of CHG 2 per cent wipes from a warmer on the unit. The wipes are now being used in certain areas at the hospital to ...
Toronto East General Hospital striving to combat
hospital acquired infections
The ultraviolet light in use disinfecting a patient room.Photo credit: Kevin Holm 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 dedicated to developing effective ...
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. Joseph’s Health Centre. With the arrival of Dr. Jennie Johnstone, the new Infection Control Officer and Dr. ...
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 likelihood of mortality among ventilated patients? Could it be that there is an estimated 4,000 adult cases ...
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 elephant in the room – CBC’s Marketplace Investigation on the cleanliness of hospitals. For those of you ...
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 be healed, not harmed. At the same time, the daily financial cost to the system for ...
Hospital staff fostering innovation to increase hand
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 ...
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,” ...
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From the CEO's Desk
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Innovation and Technology
Home to one of the richest pools of scientific knowledge and clinical expertise in the world, Canada’s research talent is reflected in the […]Read more →
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A commitment to collaborating with patients and community partners to achieve the best outcomes possible In the spring of 2014, Alanis*, a 60-year-old […]Read more →
Ground-breaking Research led by Southlake Doctor proves that a simple heart procedure is more effective than other options that require additional intervention Imagine […]Read more →
Complementary Medicine and Alternative Therapies
If you listen closely in the hallways of McMaster Children’s Hospital (MCH), you might just catch the strumming of an acoustic guitar and […]Read more →
Innovation and Technology
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In 2006, the Ontario Human Rights Code was amended to remove age 65 as the upper limit of prohibited discrimination based on age. […]Read more →
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