https://tenplay.com.au/news/national/september-2017/hygiene-audit-finds-some-medical-staff-not-meeting-standards We put our lives in the hands of hospital emergency staff every day, but worrying new statistics have revealed… they may be dirty ones. The national handwashing audit, run by Hand Hygiene Australia as part of a federal Government push to cut deadly hospital acquired infections,...

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/874851   Infection Transmission in Dental Healthcare Reports of transmission of infectious agents between patients and dental healthcare personnel (DHCP) in dental settings are rare. However, a recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) article in the Journal of the American Dental Association[1] identified three published reports...

http://www.theage.com.au/comment/the-age-editorial/simple-act-of-hand-washing-the-best-first-defence-against-infection-20170416-gvlvyl.html It's the simplest method of infection control, it's practically free and if it were always practised, it could save more than 1500 lives a year in this country – more than the road toll. And yet it has proved difficult to get our healthcare workers – particularly doctors – to...

http://www.rdhmag.com/articles/print/volume-37/issue-4/contents/in-a-rush-infection-control.html If you are looking for something to do, might I make a suggestion? Stop and step back for a minute. Sometimes I feel like I am in such a rush to get things done in the dental setting that I simply do not have time...

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2017/04/researchers-detect-protein-that-increases-effectiveness-of-vaccines.aspx Researchers have discovered a protein they believe would help make vaccinations more effective and provide protection from other diseases such as cancer. The findings, which appear online in Scientific Reports, allows for greater understanding of how vaccine enhancers work and can best be used. Researchers from...

http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2017/03/standard-precautions-studies-indicate-suboptimal-adherence.aspx - By Kelly M. Pyrek Standard precautions (SPs) are one of the cornerstones of infection prevention and control, designed to limit bloodborne pathogen exposures among healthcare workers (HCWs) and halt the transmission of healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) to patients. To review, the components include hand hygiene, use...

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.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,...