Clinical Services > Infection Control

Managing influenza outbreaks in aged-care facilities

29 August, 2017 by Leng Boonwaat*

A guide to protecting vulnerable residents from the flu.

How ready are you for mandatory respiratory protection?

28 August, 2017 by Cathryn Murphy

The ways infectious diseases are spread are complex and some infection control experts are questioning the current paradigm that dictates the selection of personal protective equipment (PPE).

Probiotics formula reduces risk of sepsis in infants

25 August, 2017

The discovery is good news for the developing world where 1 million babies die annually from sepsis.

Saliva test key to fast Zika diagnosis

24 August, 2017

The discovery will speed up Zika diagnosis and reduce the virus's ability to spread.

New gold standard for invasive fungal infections

15 August, 2017

Countless patients suffering from invasive fungal infections will benefit from new diagnostic and therapeutic interventions.

Prima non nocere — new strategies are needed to eliminate preventable healthcare-associated infections

04 August, 2017 by Professor Lyn Gilbert*

It is estimated that 5–10% of hospital inpatients develop healthcare-associated infections (HAI), many of which are preventable.

Monitoring steam sterilisation processes in hospitals

02 August, 2017 by René Vis*

Steam sterilisation is the method of choice for the sanitising of medical devices within a hospital setting.

Improving infection prevention practices through consultation

01 August, 2017

We speak with Dr Deverick Anderson about his role at the US-based Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON) and the importance of collaborative research between clinicians.

Protect yourself against biological agents with Bioscreen™

31 July, 2017

Vertilux's continuous commitment to develop hi-tech fibres for the high demands of infection prevention and control has seen the launch of Bioscreen and a refreshed range of Healthcare fabrics.

Reducing the risk of surface damage: compatibility is crucial

31 July, 2017

Healthcare equipment helps deliver care and improves patient outcomes. However, it may pose an infection transmission risk if not adequately decontaminated.

Hospital cleaning and disinfection: what is best practice?

24 July, 2017

Most hospitals focus their efforts only on terminal cleaning of patient rooms, with less emphasis on daily cleaning, but this must change in order to achieve better patient outcomes.

The rise and rise of AHP disinfectants

21 July, 2017 by Ivan Obreza, Senior Clinical Advisor, Diversey Australia & New Zealand

Accelerated Hydrogen Peroxide (AHP) has dual high safety and efficacy profiles and should be considered for surface disinfection at the point of care.

Novel way of treating viral disease discovered

18 July, 2017 by Adam Florance

Researchers have discovered a novel new way of treating viral diseases including HIV, dengue, rhinovirus and influenza.

First results of an electrochemical water management system in Australia

14 July, 2017 by Sergio Ferro, Tony Amorico and Erica Donner

This article reports on a successful Legionella risk mitigation in an Australian healthcare facility following the installation and optimisation of an on-site electrochemical water disinfection system (Ecas4 technology).

Miele's large steam steriliser – the ultimate in reliability, safety and efficiency

12 July, 2017

For more than 50 years, Miele Professional has stood for mature innovations in the field of medical technology in Europe – now this expertise has arrived in Australia.

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