05
Mar 19

Managing the MERs Outbreak

Author:Ash Natesh

Between the year 2012 and 2018, there were 2229 confirmed cases of Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV), which was reported to WHO. 83% of this outbreak was reported by Saudi Arabia. The most vulnerable demographic to the disease were males above the age of 60 with an underlying medical condition such as diabetes, hypertension … Continue reading Managing the MERs Outbreak

05
Feb 19

10 tips to set up an effective AMS system in your health organisation

Author:Ash Natesh

AMS programs contain a range of strategies to reduce unnecessary antimicrobial use and promote the use of appropriate antimicrobials in line with prescribing guidelines. Antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) is a systematic approach by a health service organisation to: Promote and optimise appropriate antimicrobial use, and improve patient outcomes Reduce and contain antimicrobial resistance (AMR) Reduce healthcare … Continue reading 10 tips to set up an effective AMS system in your health organisation

29
Jan 19

The Importance of Hand Hygiene

Author:Ash Natesh

    Susan Jain RN, who is now the Infection Prevention and Control Clinical Nurse Consultant at Prince of Wales hospital, highlighted the impacts of HAI and MDRO on the hospital and the importance of hand hygiene at the 4th annual infection prevention and control conference 2017. Below are Susan’s Findings: HAI’s and its impacts: … Continue reading The Importance of Hand Hygiene

20
Dec 18

How can Healthcare Practitioners benefit from networking opportunities?

Author:Ash Natesh

It is generally accepted that all health care professionals require evidence on which to base their practice. The question nevertheless remains: how can professionals, and nurses, in particular, gain access to all the evidence without the help of additional resources? One of the most valuable ways of gaining knowledge is not just by hearing from … Continue reading How can Healthcare Practitioners benefit from networking opportunities?

20
Dec 18

The Effects of Dry Surface Biofilms: A Case Study by Dr.Chowdhury

Author:Ash Natesh

Only in recent years have we discovered that dry surface biofilms are the culprit of pathogens. Dry surface biofilms are commonplace in hospitals. A recent study conducted by D.Chowdhury et. al illustrates clearly that bacteria can be easily transferred from dry surface biofilms to the hands of healthcare workers and have an important role in … Continue reading The Effects of Dry Surface Biofilms: A Case Study by Dr.Chowdhury

14
Dec 18

3 Tips for Safe Sterilisation Practices

Author:Ash Natesh

Sterilising and disinfecting medical equipment is of utmost importance for the healthcare industry. Thousands of patients die every year or are infected with a disease because medical equipment was not properly sterilised. Complications surface in many surgeries due to improper sterilisation. Detailed below are three of the most effective ways to sterilisation medical equipment. The … Continue reading 3 Tips for Safe Sterilisation Practices