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Preventing Gastroenteritis Outbreaks

Preventing Gastroenteritis Outbreaks

Multilevel approaches to cleaning and disinfection, using solutions such as AHP, contribute to better health outcomes for hospital patients, aged care residents, staff and visitors.

Gastroenteritis can be costly in terms of reputation, productivity, staff health and patient outcomes. When it comes to infection, prevention is better than cure.

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Disinfectant Wipes:

Disinfectant Wipes:

How good are they really?

Disinfectant wipes are the fastest growing packaging format globally for disinfectants. When compared to traditional cleaning methods, wipes decrease the time to clean patient rooms by 23% and they reduce the human capital cost by around $50 per employee per day. Disinfectant wipes also significantly increase cleaning and disinfection compliance (Weimken 2014).

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Reducing Stubborn HAI Rates: Evidence & Practice

Reducing Stubborn HAI Rates: Evidence & Practice

Why do infection rates peak in some hospitals and not others? How can we best manage HAIs?

By: Ivan Obreza

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C. diff Spore Disinfection: Balancing Efficacy with Safety

C. diff Spore Disinfection:
Balancing Efficacy with Safety

 

Chlorine bleach has long been the standard chemical for Clostridium difficile  disinfection. Unfortunately, whilst efficacious, bleach is also corrosive. New  technologies are emerging that do not sacrifice safety for efficacy. And they  are redefining the way we view powerful disinfection chemistry. Sporicide  Plus™ belongs to the classification of strong disinfectants called sporicidals.  They are specifically designed to kill bacterial spores such as C. diff without  the risks associated with bleach.

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Hospital Disinfection: Reducing HAI rates

Hospital Disinfection: Reducing HAI rates

There is no easy way to clean a hospital or aged care facility and keep it clean, regardless of how we define "clean." This article (Australian Hospital and Healthcare Bulletin, Spring 2017) explores the reasons for variability in cleaning practice from one facility to another.

Hospital Disinfection: Reducing HAI rates

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