Category Archives: COVID-19

How Clean Hands – Safe Hands Supports Hospitals’ COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 is nosocomial which means it transmits through hospitals. At a hospital in Wuhan, China, 41 of the first 138 patients to be diagnosed with COVID-19 caught it within the hospital. Now that the virus has made its way into the United States and...

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Exposure Tracing Slows the Spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), Tuberculosis (TB) & More

It’s certainly an interesting time to recognize World Tuberculosis Day (March 24). Never before have so many people been interested in tracking – and stopping – the spread of infection. The novel coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importa...

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Preventing Nosocomial Outbreaks of the Novel Coronavirus

Since December 2019, major health organizations like the World Health Organization (WHO) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have been closely monitoring an outbreak of a respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus. The novel c...

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Preventing Ventilator-Associated Events

The existence of ventilator-associated pneumonia, or VAP, has long been a topic of controversial discussion. Diagnosing VAP is difficult because the radiologic and clinical signs can be associated with a variety of respiratory infections as well as o...

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