Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Here's some great information from cmmonline.com regarding limiting and preventing the spread of the coronavirus outbreak which is encircling the globe.
As the number of coronavirus cases continues to increase in the United States, infection control specialists may be afraid the disease’s spread through health care facilities is inevitable once they start treating patients with COVID-19. A new study published in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology will give hope to these specialists. Researchers from Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong reported than none of the hospital workers contracted COVID-19 and no hospital-acquired cases were identified, even though the hospital tested 1,275 suspected cases and treated 42 active cases, Health 24 reports.
Out of 413 healthcare workers who treated confirmed cases, 11 had unprotected exposure and were quarantined for 14 days. None of the 11 became ill.
Researchers studying the hospital credit vigilance in hand-hygiene, the wearing of surgical masks in the hospital, and appropriate use of personal protective equipment (PPE) as key in preventing hospital transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Queen Mary Hospital was among Hong Kong’s 43 public hospitals that widened screening criteria to determine if patients may have come into contact with the coronavirus. When the screening process identified a patient at risk, the hospital immediately isolated the patient in an airborne infection isolation room or in a ward with at least a meter of space between patients.
Each hospital put strict infection control measures in place, including training on the use of personal protective equipment, staff forums on infection control, face-to-face education sessions, and regular hand-hygiene compliance assessments.
Friday, February 21, 2020
The cleaning industry helps keep the world clean. Often, the work of those invovled goes unnoticed. Voila'. Not to fear. National Cleaning Week is coming up March 22 - 28. It's a time to think about, implement and above all else, clean! CMMonline had a short article highlighting this upcoming event. Check it out!
Friday, January 24, 2020
article here as it appeared in The Bulletin from central Oregon.
Monday, December 2, 2019
website highlighting this special day.
Monday, November 4, 2019
Seed, a microbial health company, is requesting pictures of your poop. They are studying the pictures and inputing them into a database wherein an AI program will analyze and categorize the poop for study on various diseases. Check out the full article here for details on this interesting study.
Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Simple. Just read this article.
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Monday, October 14, 2019
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