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Making difficult but important changes to hand hygiene program supports safe...

You’ve heard it many times before, from many people – make sure you wash your hands! There’s good reason for it – hand washing...

Ebola: Is Canada prepared?

Since March of 2014 an epidemic of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) has been spreading in West Africa. This is the largest EVD outbreak ever...

Infection control: How to educate and motivate

For most health care workers, infection control is a topic that doesn’t generate much excitement. And for many healthcare workers, infection control training consists...

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...

Hospitals weigh-in on flu shot or wear a mask policies

More than voluntary and less than mandatory: What some hospitals have learned so far about implementing ‘get a flu shot or wear a mask’...

Meal-time patient hand hygiene initiative shows promise

The recently launched meal-time patient hand hygiene initiative at Quinte Health Care (QHC) is having amazing results. The number of patients contracting antibiotic resistant...

The war against superbugs

A 73-year old woman is in hospital after surgery to remove a bowel cancer.  She is given broad-spectrum antibiotics to prevent infection at the...

Setting a new standard in infection control

Niagara Health System’s new hospital has numerous design features to battle spread of super bugs They’re the bane of hospitals and long-term care facilities across...

Hand hygiene matters at Sunnybrook

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 related...

Preventing outbreaks of pests and their diseases

Pests in your hospital can do more than harm your reputation. Different pests can actually pose health threats to your staff and patients. And...

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