Clinical Services > Infection Control

How many more Australian healthcare workers have to sustain a needlestick injury before safety engineered devices become routine?

16 April, 2018 by Dr Cathryn Murphy PhD Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University, Queensland. CEO – Infection Control Plus Pty Ltd

A decade has now passed since the annual number of needlestick injuries (NSIs) among Australian healthcare workers (HCWs) was identified as more than 18,500 per year.

Neutralising duff "sporicidal" claims of amine-based disinfectants

16 April, 2018

Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection is linked to significant morbidity and mortality and represents a leading cause of healthcare associated infection (HCAI).

C. diff spore disinfection: balancing efficacy with safety

01 April, 2018 by Ivan Obreza, Senior Clinical Advisor, Diversey Australia

Chlorine bleach has long been the standard chemical for Clostridium difficile disinfection.

1 in 2 Aussie adults won't get flu jab

27 March, 2018

For two Australian nurses, not receiving a flu vax seriously impacted their health. Their message: stop by your pharmacy and get a flu jab.

Meningitis drugs will save 80,000 lives a year

26 March, 2018

A 15-year research project has found that a one-week drug course will dramatically reduce meningitis deaths worldwide, and has been adopted by WHO.

Platypus milk saving lives

22 March, 2018

The humble platypus is proving to be an unlikely hero in the global fight against antibiotic resistance.

When something 'sterile' is not

19 March, 2018 by Professor Ramon Shaban*

Contaminated sterile ultrasound gel causes an outbreak of blood stream and other infections.

Nerve agents: UK Russian ex-spy poisoning insights

08 March, 2018 by Dr Chris Morris*

UK police have confirmed that the Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were likely poisoned by a nerve agent. Dr Chris Morris provides medical insights.

Ansell Microflex 93-833 certified ergonomic gloves

28 February, 2018

The Microflex 93-833 with ERGOFORM is a certified ergonomic nitrile glove designed to reduce hand fatigue and muscle exertion associated with carpel tunnel syndrome.

Enware Type B Handwash Station Kits

20 February, 2018

Enware Type B Handwash Station Kits are designed to meet the requirements for healthcare applications.

New class of antibiotics found in soil

15 February, 2018

Getting your hands dirty takes on new meaning, with scientists turning to soil to fight infections.

TECTA-PDS TECTA B16 Enterococci ENA test

13 February, 2018

TECTA-PDS has launched the Enterococci ENA test for the TECTA B16 automated microbial detection solution.

Sustainable infection prevention: is it possible?

23 January, 2018 by Cathryn Murphy*

With limited options available, serious research and investment is required if further progress is to be possible.

Miele's PG8582 Washer-Disinfector: A safe solution complying with the relevant market standard ISO EN15883 – 1&2

15 January, 2018

For more than 50 years, Miele Professional has focused on working closely with doctors, hygiene experts and instrument manufacturers when developing reprocessing solutions for hospitals and medical practices. An important result of this cooperation is the system solution for an instrument cycle without any weak points.

Reducing the risk of surface damage: compatibility is crucial

12 January, 2018

Healthcare equipment and surfaces may pose a transmission risk if not adequately decontaminated.

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