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.
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection is linked to significant morbidity and mortality and represents a leading cause of healthcare associated infection (HCAI).
Chlorine bleach has long been the standard chemical for Clostridium difficile disinfection.
For two Australian nurses, not receiving a flu vax seriously impacted their health. Their message: stop by your pharmacy and get a flu jab.
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.
The humble platypus is proving to be an unlikely hero in the global fight against antibiotic resistance.
Contaminated sterile ultrasound gel causes an outbreak of blood stream and other infections.
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.
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 are designed to meet the requirements for healthcare applications.
Getting your hands dirty takes on new meaning, with scientists turning to soil to fight infections.
TECTA-PDS has launched the Enterococci ENA test for the TECTA B16 automated microbial detection solution.
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&215 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.
Healthcare equipment and surfaces may pose a transmission risk if not adequately decontaminated.