Making infection prevention fun – introducing the IPAC Olympics

By Amber Daugherty It’s not every day that Dianagris Balakrishnan finds herself covered in pudding at work. But one day this summer, she had so...

Drug-resistant infections on the rise in Canadian hospitals

By George Zhanel As we head into another season of influenza and the associated bacterial superinfections that will result, monitoring bacterial pathogens for resistance to...

Solving common personal protective equipment challenges through simple innovation

By Lindsay Samoila, Raymond Elwood and Justin Quinn In the words of Charles F. Kettering, “If you have always done it that way, it...

Study shows where C. difficile is hiding in hospitals

By Carrie Stefanson There are no dog days of summer for Angus and Dodger, the canine scent-detection superstars at Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH). The two...

Challenging the process for changing a dressing

By James Scarfone The problems and challenges confronting us in healthcare today are too big and too complex for top-down solutions. We need the collective...

SickKids-led research team uncovers a drug that disarms life-threatening bacteria

By Vanessa Blanchard Clostridium difficile (C. diff) is an antibiotic-resistant ‘superbug’ that causes life-threatening diarrhea and colitis (inflammation of...

First hospital in Canada to be equipped with state-of-the-art, self-sanitizing technology

By Lisa van Kolfschoten Five private inpatient rooms at the Collingwood General and Marine Hospital (CGMH)...

Creating a safer, greener and cleaner hospital

By Andrew Aggerholm Markham Stouffville Hospital’s (MSH) Infection Prevention and Control Department (IPAC) and Corporate Services Department are teaming up to create...

Leveraging technology to improve outbreak notifications

By Emily Dawson Historically, when an outbreak was declared at Providence Healthcare’s long-term care home, staff...

Face-to-face with infection prevention and control

By Michael Oreskovich Infections are the most common kind of complication for hospitalized patients, responsible for thousands of deaths each year according to the Public...

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