Knowledge Base

Learn about infection control practices and considerations.

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Eliminating Bacteria on Different Surface Types

Antimicrobial efficacy is the rate in which microbes, such as harmful bacteria, are destroyed by antimicrobial agents.
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Bacterial Endospores

Bacterial endospores exist solely to help low G and C Gram-positive organisms
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Coronavirus Myths Busted

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19 is a new virus which causes respiratory illness.
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Aseptic Technique Procedures

To minimise the risk of infection through the presence of pathogenic microorganisms to patients during clinical procedures, it is critical for healthcare professionals in operating suites to practice aseptic technique (Australasian College for Infection Prevention and Control 2017).
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What Are Standard-Based Precautions?

Standard precautions are the work practices required to achieve a basic level of infection prevention and control. The use of standard precautions aims to minimise, and where possible, eliminate the risk of transmission of infection, particularly those caused by blood-borne viruses.
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What Are Transmission-Based Precautions?

Transmission-based precautions (TBPs) are used in addition to Standard Precautions when they alone may be insufficient to prevent the transmission of infections (Health Victoria, 2020).
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What Is The Chain of Infection and How to Break it

Understanding how the infection is spread is essential to our efforts to prevent and contain its spread, especially when there is no definitive treatment available.
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Difference between COVID-19, Flu and Cold

COVID-19, flu and the cold are transmitted via respiratory droplets are produced when a person exhales, coughs, or sneezes. If you inhale or come into close contact these droplets, you can contract the virus.
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10 Most Common Pathogens That Causes HAIs

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) continue to trouble the healthcare industry. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that on any given day, about 1 in 31 hospital patients has at least one healthcare-associated infection (CDC, 2020)