05 Mar 13 edition
Experts worry that misuse of scrubs might be spreading infections in hospitals. By Aileen Macalintal
01 May 12 edition
It is critical that the current whooping cough epidemic should not undermine public trust in vaccination programs, write Jodie McVernon and Julie Leask.
Health professionals have backed a Climate Commission report that warns of the threat to the young and old of a warmer planet. By Cathy Wever.
It is worth investigating if there are compelling health and financial benefits from mandatory flu vaccinations for aged care staff, writes Robert Booy.
06 Sep 11 edition
Fionna Cassie travels to post-quake Christchurch and finds there are invaluable infection control lessons to be learnt by those working in aged care following large scale disasters.
Catheter-related blood stream infections and life-threatening hospital acquired infections present a challenge for healthcare professionals across the world, but with the right strategies they are also the most preventable. Annie May reports.
01 Sep 10 edition
These are challenging and changing times for infection control in Australia, write Cathryn Murphy and Deborough MacBeth.
Developments in safety needles are an important infection control measure, writes Annie May.
04 May 10 edition
What is the best available evidence regarding preoperative evaluation and preventive measures to control surgical site infection?
Preparing for another wave of H1N1 influenza is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of the importance of infection control, writes Judy Forest.
Healthcare workers are more likely to become infected with influenza than members of the general population, yet vaccination rates among staff remains low. Annie May reports.
07 Sep 09 edition
As more nurses are exposed to peripherally inserted lines, Neville Hearse looks at ways to improve the management of vascular access devices.
Sometimes the most important things are also the simplest.
03 Feb 09 edition
Knowing what to do in an outbreak, and having the supplies on site to handle it, is the purpose of one provider’s newly developed kits, writes Darragh O Keeffe.