Friday, September 25, 2020

Infection Control News

Health Europa brings you the latest Infection Control News from across the field of European Health & Social Care. We take a look into the disciplines concerned in the prevention of health-associated infection.

Infection control guidance resource for home care providers

Infection control guidance resource for home care providers

The UK Government has created a guidance resource on infection control measures for those providing home care. The resource has been collated for care providers...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and COVID-19

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and COVID-19

HEQ explores the CDC’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. With infection rates in many states still well above public safety standards set by the World...
WHO delivers training and infection control in South Sudan

WHO delivers training and infection control in South Sudan

Jemila M Ebrahim of the World Health Organization speaks to HEQ about how it is supporting South Sudan with infection control during the COVID-19...
COVID-19 in the EU Member States

COVID-19 in the EU Member States

How have EU Member States responded to the COVID-19 pandemic? On 13 March, following a rise in new cases of COVID-19 throughout Europe, the World...
SAGE subcommittee to advise universities on COVID-19 infection control

SAGE subcommittee to advise universities on COVID-19 infection control

The Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is to establish a new subcommittee to advise universities and higher education institutions on COVID-19 infection control. As...
COVID-19 and infection control in Canada

COVID-19 and infection control in Canada

As Canada extends its travel ban, HEQ explores Canadian successes and failures in dealing with COVID-19 infection control. Canada has extended its border closures to...
Smart disinfection technology in the spotlight

Smart disinfection technology in the spotlight

HEQ looks at smart disinfection technology which may help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered the launch of a number of...
Bedding, laundry, and infection prevention

Bedding, laundry, and infection prevention

HEQ examines the role of bedlinen handling and correct laundering practices to help with halting the spread of infection. Bedlinen represents a commonly overlooked vector...
Warewashing and decontamination for infection control

Warewashing and decontamination for infection control

HEQ explores cleaning protocols for communal care equipment. Much of the focus of infection control reporting has been on the public-facing areas of hospitals and...
What happened to mobile tracking in the UK?

What happened to mobile tracking in the UK?

HEQ explores the failure to launch the NHS Track and Trace app. One key challenge for policymakers and healthcare authorities in countries affected by the...
Exploring applications of ultraviolet disinfection technology

Exploring applications of ultraviolet disinfection technology

HEQ explores some real-world applications of ultraviolet disinfection technology. UVC light energy in the germicidal wavelength range between 200nm and 280nm has an array of...
COVID-19: UV radiation and infection control

COVID-19: UV radiation and infection control

Ultraviolet radiation may be a key component in preventing the spread of COVID-19. The tactical application of ultraviolet (UV) radiation to disinfect surfaces, objects, water...

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