A shortened 15 second application time and a simpler three-step method for alcohol-based hand rub is as effective in reducing bacteria as the 30-second, six-step technique recommended by the WHO, according to research presented at ECCMID.
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Research presented at ECCMID has suggested healthcare workers on intensive care units (ICUs) are regularly missing opportunities to clean their hands during patient care.
ECCMID19: Could privacy curtains in healthcare facilities be a potential source of drug-resistant bacteria?
Contamination of privacy curtains with multidrug-resistant organisms could be a common issue and a source of transmission to patients, according to research presented at ECCMID.
We take a look back at some of the largest outbreaks of 2018 and their impacts, read the full story to learn more.
International Nurses Day: A day in the life of… Helen Bosley, Infection Prevention and Control Matron
To celebrate International Nurses Day we spoke to Helen Bosley, Infection Prevention and Control Matron at Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust about her responsibilities, her daily routine and her hobbies.
International Nurses Day: A day in the life of… Leila Hail, Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in Infection Control
With May 12 marking International Nurses Day we spoke to Leila Hail, Senior Clinical Nurse Specialist in Infection Control at University College Hospital, about her responsibilities, the challenges she faces and an incident involving alcohol gel!
ECCMID18: Additional precautions by healthcare workers might not prevent the spread of ESBL-producing Enterobacteriaceae
Using contact precautions in addition the to the basic level of infection control might not limit the spread of drug-resistant Enterobacteriaceae, according to work presented at ECCMID.
Multi-use patient equipment, such as thermometers, has been linked to one of the largest outbreaks of the emerging drug-resistant fungal pathogen Candida auris to-date.
A new color-coded visual tool is set to make it easier for healthcare workers to measure how well a hospital complies with guidelines.
A novel initiative is working to ensure that approximately 1 billion individuals are vaccinated against yellow fever across 27 African countries by 2026.