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The ‘wicked problem’ of hospital handwashing

It sounds like a simple task: how do you make sure that health care workers in hospitals wash their hands? […]

Respirators better than surgical masks for infection control

The longstanding belief that a surgical mask provides adequate protection against infections spread by droplets has been turned upside down […]

Hospital hand-washing campaign effective but expensive

The National Hand Hygiene Initiative run in Australian hospitals successfully reduced risks of a potentially deadly and costly-to-treat ‘golden staph’ […]

New program reduces hospital infections

A first-of-its-kind collaborative project between QUT and Logan Hospital designed to reduce healthcare associated infection has won national acclaim at […]

Health care acquired infections (nosocomial infections)

Health care acquired infections are infections that people have contracted at a health care facility, for example while waiting in […]

Are cloth masks dangerous to your health?

The use of cloth masks by healthcare workers may actually put them at increased risk of respiratory illness and viral […]