Did you know that many people believe it is patients who build up a resistance to antibiotics prescribed, rather than the bacteria they treat. A new study from The Wellcome Trust has involved interviewing members of the public, and talking with GPs, to explore their relationship with antibiotics.
The APIC 2015 “Guide to Hand Hygiene Programmes for Infection Control” is a best-practices primer providing the tools needed to adapt national and international hand hygiene guidelines for specific environments. It provides a comprehensive overview of hand hygiene programs and their key component
Surprisingly few studies have compared the effectiveness of hygienic cleaning under simulated use conditions.
It is always surprising how much data there is on efficacy of hand rubs and antibacterial soaps, but how little on efficacy of handwashing with soap (HWWS). In setting up the EN 1499 standard test for efficacy of antibacterial soaps, a ring trial was conducted at 15 centres on the efficacy of a
This new study shows that norovirus genomes are frequently detected in the air of healthcare facilities during outbreaks, even outside patients' rooms. In vitro models also suggest this virus may withstand aerosolization.