Clinical Services > Infection Control

ICU sepsis rates underestimated

13 September, 2018

New research has found that the incidence and mortality rates of sepsis in Australian ICUs are significantly underestimated.

Neutral detergent vs chemical disinfectant. Let’s look beneath the surface.

12 September, 2018 by Ruth Barratt RN, BSc, MAdvPrac (Hons), CICP-E

A clean healthcare environment is an important part of an infection prevention and control (IPC) programme.

Reducing the risk of surgical site infections

11 September, 2018 by Dr Charles E Edmiston, Jr*

Using evidence-based practice to lead us to the Promised Land.

Skin surface transducers — an underestimated risk of infection

07 September, 2018

As a growing field in the Australian healthcare market, ultrasound is also an area of growing concern in infection control.

Multiresistant superbug appears in Australia

05 September, 2018 by Professor Ramon Z Shaban*, Julie E Potter^

The multiresistant superbug Candida auris has surfaced in Australia; healthcare professionals must take action to prevent it taking hold.

Hospital surfaces and infection rates

01 September, 2018 by Ivan Obreza, Diversey Australia

Why do infection rates peak in some hospitals and not others? Can better cleaning help?

Making a song and dance about hand hygiene

27 August, 2018 by Kathryn Lim* and Dr Holly Seale^

Healthcare organisations are creating entertaining videos on YouTube to promote hand hygiene. But how effective is this medium?

Antimicrobial resistance remains a threat in Aus hospitals

10 August, 2018

CPE and Neisseria gonorrhoeae continue to be the most commonly reported organisms with critical resistances to antimicrobials across Australia.

Child sepsis deaths can be avoided

27 July, 2018

A child's chance of surviving sepsis increases by 40% if hospitals provide a full treatment protocol within the critical 1st hour of discovery.

Should hand air-dryers be used in a healthcare setting?

12 July, 2018 by Cathryn Murphy*

Research suggests that hot air- and jet air-dryers should not be used in a healthcare setting.

When no-one is looking

11 July, 2018

Hand hygiene levels in hospitals drop dramatically when no-one is watching, according to a new UNSW study.

'Bad' antibodies leading to sepsis

06 July, 2018

Removing inhibitory antibodies from plasma has resulted in immediate health improvement for some sepsis patients, and offers an alternative sepsis treatment.

Reducing infections from contaminated needleless connectors

01 July, 2018

Needleless connectors (NC). They're used a thousand times a day in healthcare facilities worldwide where these small devices can have a big impact.

Spirax Sarco Australian Healthcare Clean Steam Generator

01 July, 2018

The Spirax Sarco Australian Healthcare Clean Steam Generator (AH-CSG) unit provides clean steam to meet the requirements of AS/NZS 4187:2014.

Toothpaste, handwash linked to antibiotic resistance

28 June, 2018

A UQ study finds strong evidence that the triclosan, used in personal care products, is accelerating the spread of antibiotic resistance.

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