The rapidly developing field of genomics is playing a major role in preventing and treating infectious diseases.
A new JAMA study suggests that dentists should revisit their use of pre-emptive antibiotic prescriptions, as the risks may outweight the benefits.
The Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Control of Infection in Healthcare state that antimicrobial-coated sutures can help reduce SSIs.
Australian doctors are prescribing antivirals for people with the flu who may not benefit, increasing the risk of side effects and AMR.
The new AURA report has found that antimicrobial resistance shows little sign of abating, with some bacteria now resistant to last-resort treatments.
Many aged-care facilities are taking over a week to provide antivirals to elderly residents after a flu breakout, well over the 24-hour recommendation.
Improper removal of personal protection equipment (PPE) has the potential to spread drug-resistant bacteria, a new study has found.
HCIDs can be devastating. We look at their key features, their consequences for health clinicians and the importance of biocontainment.
These hygiene and cleaning solutions are designed to care for people in a sustainable way.
The Electrolux Professional Barrier Laundry System is designed to meet the most stringent requirements of sanitation.
Correct disinfection of re-usable medical devices, including ultrasound probes, is important to prevent infection transmission.
When compared to traditional cleaning methods, wipes decrease the time to clean patient rooms by 23% and they reduce the human capital cost by around $50 per employee per day.
With peripheral venous catheters failure unacceptably high, a new study identifies which dressings are the most likely to remain secure.
A major Australian study examined cleaning processes in 11 large hospitals. Their findings are key to helping manage infection control.
A new study has found that, while basic hygiene standards were high, hand hygiene standards practised by paramedics appear to be "remarkably low".