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The Big Screen: Concerns over MRSA Testing 01 April, 2010 MRSA screening for elective patients has been compulsory in England since April 2009. It will be extended to emergency patients by 2011. While health officials continue to shout about the...

An Unwanted Admission: Healthcare-Associated Infections 31 March, 2010 Healthcare-associated infection is a major global problem being tackled by the World Health Organisation. Claire Kilpatrick explains how part of the "First Global Patient Safety Challenge:...

Australia Takes Infection Control in Hand 23 March, 2010 Libby Harkness looks at how a little persistence has helped Australia fight off infections in its...

A Healthy Coating 13 November, 2009 Protective coatings are coming to the forefront of every industry, including healthcare. Dr Gareth Evans examines the history of antimicrobial technologies and where their future is set to lead...

Designing Out Hospital Superbugs 13 October, 2009 Natalie Coomber looks at new technology that could save lives by killing the harmful bacteria found in UK...

Antibiotic Breakthrough 09 October, 2009 Excessive use and resistant infections mean that medicine's reliance on antibiotics is at risk of coming to an end. With few new products on the horizon, two dispensing processes could provide...

Strike Quickly on MRSA Control 08 October, 2009 Evidence is mounting to show that MRSA infection control programmes can be significantly improved. Earlier and more sensitive detection methods at the point of admission to hospital could...

The Big Screen 08 October, 2009 The frequency of infections such as MRSA has prompted further efforts by the healthcare community on control. Patricia W Stone, associate professor of nursing at Columbia University and director...

State of Readiness 08 October, 2009 The northern hemisphere is bracing itself for what could be a busy flu season. Steve Coomber investigates the preparations being made by the UK's National Health Service, and talks to Ian...

Safety Gap for Sharps 08 October, 2009 Although Europe provides high standards of care to patients, protection provided to healthcare workers falls way behind. The governments of Europe must act now to reduce the rates of...

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