Healthcare associated infection is one of the most common adverse events in health care worldwide. Up to 10 percent of patients admitted to modern hospitals in the developed world acquire one or more infections.

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Global Handwashing Day – 15 October 2020

7 Oct 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

It's Global Handwashing Day on 15 October! This year’s theme is 'Hand Hygiene for All', a reminder that we must work toward universal access and practice of handwashing with soap for now and for a healthy future.

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Orthopaedic data collection made simpler

9 Feb 2021, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has approved an option for district health boards to transition to ‘light surveillance’ for the orthopaedic surgical site infection improvement programme.

Urgent global action needed on the overuse of antibiotics

18 Nov 2020, Infection Prevention & Control

As a result of increasing levels of antimicrobial resistance, antibiotics and other antimicrobial medicines are becoming ineffective, and health workers and the public are urged to unite to take action.