Hygiene And Infection Control

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Is This Saturday, Oct. 27th of 2018!

This Saturday, Oct. 27th of 2018, the DEA has organized a National Prescription Drug Take Back Day throughout the entire Country. This is one way...

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Hazards at the Hotel and How to Avoid Them

Are hotels as clean as their lobbies would make you think? I spend my day trying to minimize people’s exposure to harmful pathogens. Medical settings...

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The Importance of Biological Waste Disposal for Doctor’s Offices

You are likely already familiar with the terminology biological waste, and those bright red bags that yell out “handle with caution”. But do you know...

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Protocols – and Why We Appreciate Them (Hint: Ebola.)

When I was hospitalized overnight, I asked a kindly nurse to get something from my bag for me, as I was confined in bed. She...

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In a single year, an estimated 20 million people, globally, acquired HBV infections from unsafe MEDICAL injections.

To me this is a rather scary number. The amount of people injured from unsafe injections and acquired HBV infections is 20 million, and that's...

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BLOODBORNE INFECTIOUS DISEASES: HIV/AIDS, HEPATITIS B, HEPATITIS C

EMERGENCY NEEDLESTICK INFORMATION Overview Exposures to blood and other body fluids occur across a wide variety of occupations. Health care workers, emergency response and public...

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“Three million injuries are three million too many”

"Three million injuries are three million too many," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. Check out the full...

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