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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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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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Working Together Will Take Time – Until Then, Symbols Will Recruit Help

Organizations in the United States and Canada have recently announced that their food safety regimes are “mutually formally recognized” as being “comparable” to each other, and this is huge news. It says that such co-operation – the opposite of silo-thinking

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Computers, Infection Control, and Usability: How Human Factors Can Help If We Work Together.

The field of computing has come a very long way. From basic, obscure academic theory in the 1940s to industry in the 1970s, and homes in the 1990s, they are used everywhere today – you probably have one in your

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“It’s not in the budget.”

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” -Benjamin Franklin Despite the truth in the above adage, with a few exceptions (vaccines being one of the few) preventative measures are not prioritized in healthcare in favour of fast-acting

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Why did we make the Infection Control Symbol Package?

So…. why did we make the Infection Control Symbol Package? Because there was nothing there.

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Monster Prevention and Control in Minecraft

To those who are familiar with it, the independently-developed video game Minecraft is often touted as either one of the greatest things to come out of the gaming industry in decades or a shallow game in which a simple, blocky

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A Game Unsewn

Winter is coming. Already, we can see things start to unravel.  Dangers unknown for most of our lives have returned, threatening us and our families.  The long-standing comfort is waning and our defenses are useless.  Anybody can die, many already

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What Can Hand Hygiene Learn From Fire Safety?

A month ago we were asked by the good folks at the Deb Group to contribute to their Hand Hygiene blog, with communication as a theme.  That got us thinking, because we’ve been saying for a long time that infection

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