Infection Control

The vaccine controversy
The vaccine controversy

Sixty years ago an average of 400 Canadians contracted polio per year. Those who survived were left with a paralyzed nervous system and permanently maimed limbs. Today, polio is prevalent in only a handful of countries and eradicated in Canada ...


New pest control technology
New pest control technology

The pest management industry offers several recent innovations that can help hospitals. Health facilities rely on the latest technologies to make a difference for their patients and their bottom lines. As new technology comes along – and it’s always evolving ...


Setting a new standard in infection control
Setting a new standard in infection control

The Niagara Health System's new hospital in St. Catharines was designed with numerous features aimed at controlling the flow of germs and infections, including 1,400 low-flow hand-washing sinks. Niagara Health System’s new hospital has numerous design features to battle spread ...


British Columbia steps up measures to address viral hepatitis
British Columbia steps up measures to address
viral hepatitis

  : Dr. Julio Montaner is the director of the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS at St. Pauls’ Hospital. A model for HIV treatment and prevention developed by the British Columbia Centre for Excellence (BC-CfE) in HIV/AIDS at St. ...


Showcasing leadership through patient safety at Humber River Hospital
Showcasing leadership through patient safety at Humber
River Hospital

Humber River Hospital developed a specialized program for HRH leaders, ensuring patient safety has a uniform and standardized approach across the Hospital. The program achieved a 100 per cent completion rate by the 75 HRH leaders who participated. At Toronto’s ...


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 ...


Dr. Donald Low makes posthumous plea for Canadians to reconsider assisted suicide
Dr. Donald Low makes posthumous plea for Canadians to
reconsider assisted suicide

Dr. Donald Low, a prominent infectious disease specialist who led the battle against SARS died at 68. Dr. Donald Low, a leading infectious disease expert and one of the key figures who led Canada through the SARS crisis has died ...

Posted: September 20, 2013|Featured, Infection Control, Public Health|0 comments

Preventing outbreaks of pests and their diseases
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 some of the most dangerous pests can be the hardest to control. In the last four annual ...


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 ...


Trillium Health Partners sees reduction in C.difficile rates with patient hand washing
Trillium Health Partners sees reduction in C.difficile
rates with patient hand washing

C.difficile, bacteria that causes mild to severe diarrhea and intestinal conditions is the most frequent cause of infectious diarrhea in Canadian hospitals. Wash your hands before you eat. The simple, sage advice your mother taught you as a child is ...


More News