The prevalence of antimicrobial resistance in Australian aged-care homes, combined with high levels of inappropriate antibiotic use, support the need for increased action both in activities to improve antimicrobial stewardship and in infection prevention and control.
Science, defence and pharmaceutical organisations are partnering in the war on superbugs.
Automated systems can help minimise cross-contamination in hospitals and aged-care facilities.
Reflecting on nurses' leadership role in antimicrobial stewardship: what does it look like, how does it work?
Environmental cleaning plays an important role in preventing healthcare-associated infections and, in turn, delivers cost savings for hospitals.
Despite decades of dedicated work, vaccine-preventable diseases are on the rise.
ATP testing systems from Hygiena provide the ability to validate cleaning within seconds by measuring ATP residue.
Antimicrobial resistant organisms are a common cause of infections in healthcare facilities. Such infections are difficult to treat and are associated with poorer outcomes for patients and increased costs.
A pre-eminent conference for infection prevention and control professionals in Australia, ACIPC 2019 is coming to the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 17–20 November.
Chlorine dioxide's chemistry makes it ideal for use in healthcare, where fast, effective and simple disinfection is paramount.
The University of Newcastle has partnered with GAMA Healthcare to help fund new research into preventing and controlling infections in health and care settings.
A research team has successfully located the source of recurring urinary tract infections in a female patient — a breakthrough that could lead to more effective treatments.
Handwashing is good practice and we know it's one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of infections within healthcare settings. So why is hand hygiene compliance still an issue?
The 2019 edition of the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare provide an opportunity to reduce SSIs.
More than 50% of bacteria recovered from flying insects in a group of English hospitals has been found to be resistant to one or more antibiotics.