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...

Infection prevention is in your hands

Healthcare-associated infections: a worldwide epidemic By Anne MacLaurin Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), or infections acquired in healthcare settings, are the most frequent adverse event in healthcare delivery...

Four-legged infection fighter hits the road to detect C. difficile

Vancouver Coastal Health’s four-legged infection fighter is taking a road-trip to showcase his C. difficile detection abilities. Angus, a three-year-old English springer spaniel, and...

The need for improved Lyme literacy

As Lyme disease makes inroads across Canada, activists say the medical community needs to better informed By Diana Swift It may be September, but that doesn’t...

Math shows how human behaviour spreads infectious diseases

Mathematics can help public health workers better understand and influence human behaviours that lead to the spread of infectious disease, according to a study...

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