Clinical Services > Infection Control

Complicating the complicated

07 June, 2018 by Ramon Z Shaban, Philip L Russo, Brett G Mitchell, Julie Potter*

Hospital-acquired complications data on urinary tract infections is unreliable, and could result in hospitals being incorrectly financially penalised.

Grants for practice nurses who champion immunisation

04 June, 2018

A new program is offering grants to practice nurses committed to supporting immunisation initiatives.

Crystawash wound wash spray

22 May, 2018

Crystawash wound wash is an isotonic saline spray buffered to return the tissue pH to normal.

Information underload

21 May, 2018 by Dr Holly Seale and Ji Park*

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.

Using financial penalties to tackle healthcare errors

08 May, 2018 by Professor Ramon Z Shaban*

With one in nine hospital patients suffering from a hospital-acquired complication, financial penalties are being increasingly used to motivate hospitals to ensure their risk and safety management systems are foolproof.

How many more Australian healthcare workers have to sustain a needlestick injury before safety engineered devices become routine?

16 April, 2018 by Dr Cathryn Murphy PhD Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine, Bond University, Queensland. CEO – Infection Control Plus Pty Ltd

A decade has now passed since the annual number of needlestick injuries (NSIs) among Australian healthcare workers (HCWs) was identified as more than 18,500 per year.

Neutralising duff "sporicidal" claims of amine-based disinfectants

16 April, 2018

Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection is linked to significant morbidity and mortality and represents a leading cause of healthcare associated infection (HCAI).

C. diff spore disinfection: balancing efficacy with safety

01 April, 2018 by Ivan Obreza, Senior Clinical Advisor, Diversey Australia

Chlorine bleach has long been the standard chemical for Clostridium difficile disinfection.

1 in 2 Aussie adults won't get flu jab

27 March, 2018

For two Australian nurses, not receiving a flu vax seriously impacted their health. Their message: stop by your pharmacy and get a flu jab.

Meningitis drugs will save 80,000 lives a year

26 March, 2018

A 15-year research project has found that a one-week drug course will dramatically reduce meningitis deaths worldwide, and has been adopted by WHO.

Platypus milk saving lives

22 March, 2018

The humble platypus is proving to be an unlikely hero in the global fight against antibiotic resistance.

When something 'sterile' is not

19 March, 2018 by Professor Ramon Shaban*

Contaminated sterile ultrasound gel causes an outbreak of blood stream and other infections.

Nerve agents: UK Russian ex-spy poisoning insights

08 March, 2018 by Dr Chris Morris*

UK police have confirmed that the Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were likely poisoned by a nerve agent. Dr Chris Morris provides medical insights.

Ansell Microflex 93-833 certified ergonomic gloves

28 February, 2018

The Microflex 93-833 with ERGOFORM is a certified ergonomic nitrile glove designed to reduce hand fatigue and muscle exertion associated with carpel tunnel syndrome.

Enware Type B Handwash Station Kits

20 February, 2018

Enware Type B Handwash Station Kits are designed to meet the requirements for healthcare applications.

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