29 Sep

Nursing Homes Need Robust Infection Control

Nursing Homes and Long Term Care Facilities are especially prone to outbreaks of infection more than in other settings. This is because the residents in these centers are often debilitated and with underlying medical conditions. They are therefore more susceptible to healthcare-associated infections. Nursing Homes may potentially be a...
29 Sep

STAY HEALTHY to STAY SAFE FROM INFECTIONS

Did you know why some people come down with an infection while some people don't? Infection = DOSE of the invading germs + VIRULENCE of the invading germs / Your Immunity Dose & virulence of the invading germs are important factors; equally, if not more important is your own state of...
28 Sep

What is Infection Control?

Infection Control is a discipline concerned with preventing healthcare-associated infections. Infection control is an essential part of the infrastructure of healthcare and now community health. The purpose of infection prevention and control is to identify and reduce the risk of infections in healthcare facilities and in the community.
28 Sep

HOSPITAL INFECTIONS

New term - Healthcare-associated infection. Old term - Hospital-acquired infection or Nosocomial infection. Always use "Healthcare-associated infection" which is a neutral term meaning infection as a result of healthcare treatment. For example, wound infection after surgery.
28 Jan

STS ACADEMIA

STS Academia offers both Classroom and Online Courses on Infection Control, Healthcare Quality & Safety. We have recently added Personal Development & Beauty Care courses as part of our training offerings.
29 Jul

WHO Disease Outbreak

You can find the latest news and updates on disease outbreak globally from the world health authority. Disease outbreak news and travel advisories can be found here.
29 Jul

CDC Infection Control

Infection control prevents or stops the spread of infections in healthcare settings. This site includes an overview of how infections spread, ways to prevent the spread of infections, and more detailed recommendations by type of healthcare setting. You can find the CDC guidelines, resources and tools on infection control...
29 Jul

Patient Safety Movement

The Patient Safety Movement Foundation believes reaching ZERO preventable deaths in hospitals is not only the right goal, but an attainable one with the right people, ideas, and technology. Many pieces of the puzzle already exist. Solving this problem is a matter of connecting the dots.