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Healthcare Graphics Need Help: Ontario’s COVID-19 Framework Needs Help

Here in Ontario, this is our COVID-19 restriction framework – a colour-coded chart:

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History Repeats Itself.

You might remember that back in 2003, there was an outbreak of a new, deadly type of Coronavirus.  We called it SARS, and it threatened to become a major new disease.  Some cities (like Toronto, where we live) were hit

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COVID-19: Opening up and keeping safe at the same time. Is it even possible?

As we write this, the COVID-19 response in Canada is in its fifth month, and uncertainty is still foremost among many people, who above all want an answer to the question of when all this disruption will be over.

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Hand Sanitizing Stations VS. Hand Sanitizer Stands – What does the WHO think?

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Since we last posted, lots of things have happened, not the least of which is that the world’s infection prevention and control communications have been getting seriously tested in an all-encompassing, massive way.  Global

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How Much Does Canada Spend Cleaning Up Dripping Hand Rub?

Back in March we wrote a post about how alcohol based hand rub (ABHR) dispensers are costing our health system a great deal of money, and what we can do about it as a health system. Well, that research got

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Healthcare Graphics Need Help: Hand Hygiene Confusion

Here’s a short post, as we can’t get the above “Hand Sanitizing Station” out of our heads. We’ve written about exactly this in a previous post (see number three: the “Advertising Mess”), but couldn’t imagine how disjointed our hospital systems’

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Free Hand Hygiene Dispensers: The Million-Dollar Problem

Hand hygiene programs are crucial in preventing the spread of infection, but the dispensers we rely on have a myriad of hidden costs.  Often overlooked is the fact that the wall-mounted hand sanitizing dispensers take a toll on facilities and are

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Can Hand Hygiene Afford to Make Money?

If you need to know one thing about us, it’s that we are all about hand sanitizing stations.  They are a key part of a complete hand hygiene promotion campaign that combines strong visual and textual communications with a physical

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Healthcare Graphics Need Help: How Can We Speak the Same Language When There’s So Many?

One giant barrier to health communication is the fact that as you try to reach a broader and broader audience, the chances of them speaking the same language as you plummet.  We simply can’t expect everyone to communicate in the

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Healthcare Graphics Need Help: Standardization Isn’t Everything.

We just stumbled upon this slide show – it’s a summary of a project to standardize signage for infection control over a number of hospitals.  The hospital system wanted to do so in order to reduce rates of multidrug-resistant infections

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