http://guelph.ctvnews.ca/health-inspector-finds-reused-gloves-other-issues-at-lifelabs-clinic-1.3323296   A complaint from a resident prompted an investigation of the LifeLabs clinic in Fergus last November. What the inspector found, the medical officer of health for the area says, was that the clinic wasn’t following all the rules when it came to infection control protocols. “Once we...

http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/new-laws-to-give-health-officers-more-power-to-act-on-poor-hygiene-20170306-gurxfr.html - New legislation will "empower" Queensland Health officers to shut down or fine facilities for poor hygiene practices, Health Minister Cameron Dick said on Monday. The legislation, which Mr Dick plans to introduce to parliament by the end of March, is in response to the December...

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/869813 Clinicians Spreading Germs In hospitals, patients are supposed to get better, not worse. And doctors are considered healers, not agents of harm. But evidence shows that insufficient hand-washing by clinicians spreads germs. Infection-control experts are exploring how, other than hand transmission, physicians and healthcare workers are spreading...

http://www.dentaleconomics.com/articles/print/volume-107/issue-2/science-tech/dental-water-line-infection-control-a-work-in-progress.html February 8, 2017 By John A. Molinari, PhD Although effective, user-friendly choices are available to meet the challenge of infection control for dental water lines, it is ultimately up to  individual dentists and dental personnel to choose and use them correctly. The first report describing high concentrations of...

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-sydney/hippie-dentist-put-patients-at-risk-of-hiv-has-accreditation-revoked/news-story/b405342b19c42bbb6ff6c96302b6c8f1 - A SURRY Hills dentist who put 800 patients at risk of contracting the HIV virus and other bloodborne disease has had his registration cancelled following an investigation by the Health Care Complaints Commission. Robert Starkenburg was stripped of his accreditation by the Civil and Administrative...

http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-37/issue-1/contents/letting-the-dirty-dishes-wait.html Dishes just have to sit in the sink sometimes. Talking and just being with my friends and family will be more important than dirty dishes. Clearing the table for a game of Uno and letting the dishes soak is another most memorable moment in my...

http://www.dentistryiq.com/articles/2016/08/tips-to-help-your-dental-practice-save-on-medical-waste-disposal.html - Medical waste disposal often costs five to eight times as much as solid waste disposal. When health-care professionals select a company to manage their medical waste, they want a reliable service that will address their unique needs. While many services can meet those expectations,...

http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-33/issue-02/features/risk-of-sharps.html - Needlesticks and sharps injuries are a serious hazard in the dental office. Such injuries may expose the dental worker to a potentially grave, lethal risk. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that health-care workers sustain 385,000 needlestick and other related sharps...

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/queensland-health-seeking-4000-patients-treated-at-brisbane-dental-surgery-over-hepatitis-c-fears/news-story/9a05ace4b7f4c3f00419e24b8fc967cb - MORE than 4000 patients treated at a Brisbane dental surgery are being sought by Queensland Health amid fears of blood-borne diseases such as hepatitis C. The clinic was shut down two days before Christmas, making the task of contacting patients who may be away on...