Time to end the waiting game for hepatitis C patients

Recent dramatic changes in the treatment of hepatitis C has prompted the Canadian Association for the Study of the Liver (CASL) to issue updated...

Reusable sharps containers making healthcare safer and greener

Plastic disposable sharps containers account for a significant portion of the total sharps waste stream. In recent years the amount of sharps waste has...

Immunization is not a bad word

If you want to start a heated debate amongst a group of new moms all you have to do is say immunization. It’s a...

Connecting patient safety and infection prevention

When SARS claimed 44 lives in Ontario in 2003—even though no one died at the Brant Community Healthcare System—it significantly changed the way care...

Women’s College Hospital scientist will teach Haitian women to prevent HIV

An innovative program in Haiti, spearheaded by Women’s College Research Institute (WCRI) post-doctoral fellow Carmen Logie, will use solar-powered tablets to teach women about...

Hospital staff fostering innovation to increase hand hygiene rates

With awareness regarding hospital-based infection rates on the rise, it is now more important than ever for health-care workers to clean their hands at...

Patient Safety Advocates are good news for quality care

“Having worked at several hospitals – both large and small, urban and rural – and since coming to Campbellford Memorial Hospital (CMH), I have...

BC Children’s PICU learns quality improvement lesson the hard way

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at BC Children’s Hospital has achieved a significant milestone. They haven’t had a short-term central line infection in...

There’s no fun in H1N1

Who can resist the opportunity to learn more about infection prevention and control and flu prevention when it means participating in the chocolate pudding...

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