Infection Control

On the front lines of the fight against Ebola
On the front lines of the fight against Ebola

Windsor, Ontario, physician Dr. Tim Jagatic has spent recent months on the front lines of the Ebola crisis. Windsor, Ontario, physician Dr. Tim Jagatic has spent recent months on the front lines of a major international medical crisis, one that ...


All hands on deck when it comes to hand hygiene improvement
All hands on deck when it comes to hand
hygiene improvement

At Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS), grassroots hand hygiene improvement initiatives in partnership with infection control practitioners have been successful in increasing compliance rates and staff engagement Improving hand hygiene compliance among healthcare workers is a constant endeavor for health care ...


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 ...


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