Environmental cleaning and disinfection are crucial to the prevention and control of infection within hospital and healthcare facilities. Pathogens such as MRSA and norovirus, as well as multi-drug resistant organisms, can easily be shed from infected or colonised patients - and it is possible for them to survive on dry surfaces for hours, days, or...

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It seems crazy to think that we haven’t always been aware of the important role hand hygiene plays in preventing the spread of infection.

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Outbreaks of infection are common in acute hospital settings and can be caused by a wide variety of microorganisms. Public Health England (PHE) defines an outbreak as: ‘an incident in which two or more people experiencing a similar illness are linked in time or place’. The term ‘outbreak’ can also be applied to a single case of a rare disease - suc...

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Infection Prevention & Control in Hospitals

An introduction to HCAIs and the crucial role of infection prevention and control in hospitals and healthcare facilities.

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