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Infection Control

Redesigning for health

LONDON — A study out of Huddersfield University has revealed that 55 percent of nurses'' bags are never cleaned and only six percent are cleaned once a week.
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Med students unwilling to speak up

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — A cross-sectional study recently took place in Monash University in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, assessing the willingness of medical students to speak up about subpar hand hygiene practices among their colleagues and supervising physicians.
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Five-second rule not a sure thing

CHICAGO — If you believe conventional wisdom, you have about five seconds to pick up that piece of food that has fallen to the floor before its contaminated with any germs, but is this wisdom fact or fiction?
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C. diff rates dropping

TORONTO — Rates of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) infections dropped by more than a quarter after Ontario made it mandatory for hospitals to publically report cases of the hospital-acquired infection (HAI).
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Ownership over handwashing

OTTAWA, ON — Despite the lengths Canadian hospitals have gone to in order to improve handwashing compliance among doctors, optimal hand hygiene practices continues to hover under 40 percent.
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HFI release 7.16

Free Resource Available to Help Schools Prevent Spread of Stomach Illnesses HFI and NEA HIN team up to promote The Stomach Bug Book The Healthy Facilities Institute (HFI) and
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