Enterovirus- D68: What you need to know

Enteroviruses cause a wide range of illness; most are associated with the common cold, but others are associated with lower respiratory tract, skin and...

New pest control technology

Health facilities rely on the latest technologies to make a difference for their patients and their bottom lines. As new technology comes along –...

Showcasing leadership through patient safety at Humber River Hospital

At Toronto’s Humber River Hospital (HRH), patient safety is at the forefront of delivering quality care to the Hospital’s patients and community. It’s so important...

Hands up! Patients speak up about what they need for effective hand hygiene

The Infection Control Team at Providence Care always talks about hand hygiene with patients. It is their job to increase awareness and prevention of...

Markdale Hospital reduces 0utbreaks, increases hand hygiene compliance as part of ‘Stop Infections Now...

A year and a half ago, Grey Bruce Health Service’s Markdale hospital experienced their third outbreak of the hospital- associated superbug known as methicillin-resistant...

Ask the Ethicist: Should health care organizations mandate influenza vaccinations for staff members as...

It’s that time of year again: flu season. Every year at this time influenza vaccinations for health care workers becomes a hot topic of...

Age-old treatment ‘crawls’ its way back into modern medicine at Rouge Valley

They’re creepy. They’re crawly. But for one Scarborough resident, maggots may have helped to save his leg. When 59-year old Waclaw Tyszkiewicz’s tried to treat...

Targeted HIV programs meet diverse needs

From pregnancy planning for young couples to culturally sensitive research for Aboriginal people, the Women and HIV Research Program at Women’s College Research Institute...

More hospitals using electronic system to measure hand hygiene compliance

More than 100 hospital sites in Canada and abroad are now using HandyAudit®, an electronic tool created by Toronto Rehab-University Health Network (UHN) to...

Joining forces to promote patient safety

A culture of safety continues to take shape at Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario. A circular shape, to be exact. In 2009, the hospital...

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