Innovative products to fight patient environment contamination

Building Better Healthcare magazine explores the link between contaminated bedding, bed linen and pillows and outlines a host of new product innovations that reduce contamination and patient risks.  Relevant to Infection Control and Tissue Viability staff....

ABC NEWS Report on Contaminated Pillows

A report on ABC NEWS “Good Morning America” studied the contents of domestic pillows and found a range of bacteria and mold inside.  Contaminants included Coliform Bacteria, Mold and Dust Mites. While the sample size was small, the findings support the...

Ebola – CDC Critique

Human factors and training factors highlighted in this Scientific American article are practical and useful to Infection Control practice in general.  

Would you sleep on this hospital pillow?

One of the more colourful hospital pillow photographs to have been submitted to us. This pillow was beyond cleaning and disinfection and was rightfully condemned. Infection control are aware of the risk with hospital pillows but are the counter measures in place to...