Clostridium difficile infections have decreased in Canadian hospitals

Rates of C. difficile infections have decreased 36% in hospitals across Canada, although the virulent NAP1 strain associated with severe illness and deaths is the...

HIV resistance testing helps improve local and global health outcomes

By Caroline Dobuzinskis When a person is able to consistently stay on a course of HIV treatment that works effectively, their quality of life improves...

Diagnosing the flu on the fly: Point-of-care tests for Influenza

By Barbara Greenwood Dufour Most of us take measures during “flu season” to avoid catching the influenza virus (the flu), such as getting the flu...

Flu prevention is a shared responsibility

By Roxanne Hathway-Baxter & Michael Oreskovich Hospital patients with existing health conditions face a greater risk of being seriously affected by influenza (the flu) than...

Current hand hygiene measurement system doesn’t measure true compliance

The way hospitals measure and report hand hygiene rates does not accurately reflect the true compliance rates of healthcare providers, according to a newly...

Hospitals offer innovative solutions to infection prevention and control

Infection prevention and control is an essential part of quality patient care. Canada’s academic healthcare organizations are at the forefront of research designed to...

PRODUCT FEATURE: IC+™ Upholstery Solution IF YOU CAN’T CLEAN IT, DON’T BUY IT.

IF YOU CAN’T CLEAN IT, DON’T BUY IT. Improving infection prevention and control in Long Term Care facilities Furnishings covered with woven upholstery or vinyl with...

Disinfecting NICU equipment for tiny patients

By Peri Elmokadem Patients visit hospitals to get better, and health care facilities do everything they can to deliver on that expectation. They adopt medical...

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...

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