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The outbreak quick response brigade at the Centre de santé et de services sociaux Lucille-Teasdale (CSSSLTEAS) was created to halt the spread of viruses or bacteria within a maximum of 24 hours after an outbreak has been declared. This brigade has been in place since...Read More
It is known that a clean environment is one of the essential elements to preventing infections in healthcare settings. This is especially true in a paediatric hospital where the agents commonly causing infection are known to be hardy on environmental surfaces, the...Read More
At Markham Stouffville Hospital the Sterile Processing Department is responsible for the decontamination, cleaning, reprocessing and sterilization of instruments and equipment for the entire hospital. The Sterile Processing Department follows stringent criteria, best...Read More
Before, hydroalcoholic solutions were placed exclusively outside of the room, in the hall. It was difficult, rather impossible, for staff to adhere to the four key hand hygiene moments (refer to the Canadian campaign). Our overall compliance rate for hand hygiene in...Read More
Patient engagement in Hand Hygiene is one of Island Health’s strategies for improving the patient experience and decreasing healthcare associated infections that can result in excess length of stay, morbidity and mortality. Many of the germs causing infections are...Read More
South Shore Health has implemented a post-operative infection surveillance data collection process so that no post-operative infection that occurs within 30 days of a surgical procedure is missed. The comprehensive surveillance program provides quality data for...Read More
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