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.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...

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/dec/24/queensland-health-suspends-dentist-and-shuts-practise - The closure of a Brisbane dental clinic over sterilisation concerns is a worrying but rare situation, the Australian Dental Association says. Queensland Health has taken action under the Public Health Act to order Gap Free Smiles at Carina to shut until proper infection control standards...

http://www.medgadget.com/ - Disinfectants are chemical substances that are applied to non-living objects and surfaces of the floor to destroy microorganisms. The essential use of disinfectants is part of a strategy to prevent infectious diseases. Here surfaces are considered noncritical items and they contact intact skin. The...