The multiresistant superbug Candida auris has surfaced in Australia; healthcare professionals must take action to prevent it taking hold.
Why do infection rates peak in some hospitals and not others? Can better cleaning help?
Healthcare organisations are creating entertaining videos on YouTube to promote hand hygiene. But how effective is this medium?
CPE and Neisseria gonorrhoeae continue to be the most commonly reported organisms with critical resistances to antimicrobials across Australia.
A child's chance of surviving sepsis increases by 40% if hospitals provide a full treatment protocol within the critical 1st hour of discovery.
Research suggests that hot air- and jet air-dryers should not be used in a healthcare setting.
Hand hygiene levels in hospitals drop dramatically when no-one is watching, according to a new UNSW study.
Removing inhibitory antibodies from plasma has resulted in immediate health improvement for some sepsis patients, and offers an alternative sepsis treatment.
Needleless connectors (NC). They're used a thousand times a day in healthcare facilities worldwide where these small devices can have a big impact.
The Spirax Sarco Australian Healthcare Clean Steam Generator (AH-CSG) unit provides clean steam to meet the requirements of AS/NZS 4187:2014.
A UQ study finds strong evidence that the triclosan, used in personal care products, is accelerating the spread of antibiotic resistance.
Hospital-acquired complications data on urinary tract infections is unreliable, and could result in hospitals being incorrectly financially penalised.
A new program is offering grants to practice nurses committed to supporting immunisation initiatives.
Crystawash wound wash is an isotonic saline spray buffered to return the tissue pH to normal.
Hospitals increasingly rely on their websites to prepare patients for their stay. Some are doing a better job than others, impacting patient outcomes — especially in infection control.