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Infection Control

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Defeat Hotel Room Bacteria With Handwashing

While hotel patrons are able to supplement housekeepers' cleaning and disinfecting efforts with disinfectant wipes, the best course of action is to simply practice proper hand hygiene.


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CDC: Paid sick leave equates to healthier workers

WASHINGTON — A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that workers with access to paid sick leave are 28 percent less likely overall to suffer nonfatal work-related injuries than workers without access to paid sick leave.
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Health department looking to fund in-school vaccines

KNOXVILLE, TN — The Knox County Health Department is looking for ways to fund its in-school vaccine program as funding changes threaten their ability to fully fund the program.
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Levels of bacterial contamination identified

WASHINGTON — Hospital beds are potential reservoirs of bacteria in hospitals, and preventing contamination of the bed and providing a cleaner surface should help prevent healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs).
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Hospital under investigation for infection control practices

BOSTON — Federal prosecutors say a worker at Exeter Hospital in New Hampshire caused an outbreak of hepatitis C, prompting the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to investigate the hospital''s infection control procedures.
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University to study new MRSA therapy

WAUWATOSA, WI — Scientists from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and Children''s Hospital of Wisconsin received a one-year, $20,000 grant to study the use of blue light as a possible therapy for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections.
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Unlikely source of bacteria outbreak

TORONTO — Although they were installed to promote better handwashing practices in intensive care and patient rooms, state-of-the-art sinks were actually doing more harm than good.
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Disinfection tips to remember

JOHNSTOWN, NY — Recent outbreaks of whooping cough in several U.S. states have prompted representatives of Spray Nine to release key tips to ensure proper disinfection to contain the disease''s spread.
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Olympic Games could breed Olympic germs

LONDON — The 2012 London Olympic Games will bring together residents, athletes and visitors from more than 200 countries, making the need for vigilance against germs a daunting task.
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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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