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.
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.
Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection is linked to significant morbidity and mortality and represents a leading cause of healthcare associated infection (HCAI).
Chlorine bleach has long been the standard chemical for Clostridium difficile disinfection.
For two Australian nurses, not receiving a flu vax seriously impacted their health. Their message: stop by your pharmacy and get a flu jab.
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.
The humble platypus is proving to be an unlikely hero in the global fight against antibiotic resistance.
Contaminated sterile ultrasound gel causes an outbreak of blood stream and other infections.
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.
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 are designed to meet the requirements for healthcare applications.