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Trillium Health Partners sees reduction in C.difficile rates with patient hand...

Wash your hands before you eat. The simple, sage advice your mother taught you as a child is having a significant impact on hand...

Hands up! Patients speak up about what they need for...

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

‘Bath in a Bag’ helps keep patients safe at Rouge Valley

A product introduced at Rouge Valley Health System’s (RVHS) two hospital campuses – Rouge Valley Centenary in east Toronto, and Rouge Valley Ajax and...

With MERS and company in our world, infection control must be...

Have you heard of MERS yet?  If not, you likely will soon.  The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Novel Coronavirus (MERS-nCoV) was in the news...

Toronto East General Hospital striving to combat hospital acquired infections

TEGH introduces Clorox® Bleach-Based Wipes as their primary cleaning agent, and investigates UV light technology An innovator in Ontario healthcare, Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH) is...

Markdale Hospital reduces 0utbreaks, increases hand hygiene compliance as part of...

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...

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

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...

Working to reduce hospital acquired infections

Reducing hospital acquired infections, such as Clostridium difficile, Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) and ventilator-associated pneumonia, to name a few, is a priority at St....

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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