Infection control

Higher levels of antibiotic resistance in aged care facilities

26 March, 2024 | Supplied by: University of New South Wales

New research shows higher levels of antibiotic resistance are present in aged care facilities during the treatment of urinary tract infections caused by E. coli.

Whiteley Viraclean hospital-grade disinfectant

19 February, 2024 | Supplied by: Whiteley

Viraclean from Whiteley is a hospital-grade, hard surface disinfectant proven to kill a wide range of bacteria and viruses, including SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19).

Study explores long COVID in aged care homes

23 November, 2023

COVID-19 disproportionately affected aged care facilities across the world, with high rates of infection and mortality.

Bringing hospital IPC rigour to aged care

13 November, 2023 by Amy Sarcevic

Like their registered nurse (RN) colleagues in emergency care, RNs in residential aged care facilities (RACFs) are the frontline workers responsible for the health and safety of residents.

S-7XTRA disinfectant cleaner wipes

01 November, 2023 | Supplied by: Anaeron Pty Ltd

The S-7XTRA cleaner disinfectant kills 52+ pathogens including bacteria, COVID-19, norovirus, mould, fungi, yeast, TB and spores such as C. difficile.

AMR, a concerning trend in aged care facilities: study

06 October, 2023

A new study, analysing wastewater samples from several aged care and retirement homes in Adelaide, has uncovered signs of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in at least one facility.

Study shows need to customise mask fittings

30 June, 2023

If the facemask fits, it's much safer, say Flinders University researchers who have developed a low-cost way to customise N95 filtering facepiece respirators.

Whiteley V-Wipes Instrument Grade Disinfectant

01 June, 2023 | Supplied by: Whiteley

Whiteley's surface cleaning and disinfection products can help keep healthcare and aged-care facilities clean and free of bacterial contamination.

Nurse who kept aged care home 'COVID free' recognised with an award

12 May, 2023

A nurse credited with keeping her aged care home safe through exceptional dedication to infection control procedures has received the Humanetix HEART Award.

Whiteley Bactol Range Hand Sanitisers and Moisturisers

01 May, 2023 | Supplied by: Whiteley

Increased hygiene frequency can cause dry, cracked skin which compromises skin integrity. Bactol Sanitisers can help alleviate this problem in two ways.

Durelle Slimline and Ultraslim hand towels

01 March, 2023 | Supplied by: Restock Pty Ltd

Durelle Slimline and Durelle Ultraslim are strong and absorbent hand towels from Restock.

From the emergency room to aged care: the potential of HIRAID

09 December, 2022

To many in health care, 'ABC' in emergency care (Airways, Breathing, Circulation) is as familiar as the alphabet itself, but registered nurse Professor Kate Curtis discovered there needed to be a more comprehensive way to assess patients.

Whiteley Bactol Blue Hand Sanitiser

01 December, 2022 | Supplied by: Whiteley

Preventing infection transmission shouldn't mean dry skin. Sanitising hands to prevent infection spread is crucial, but it doesn't need to mean that dry, irritated skin is the result.

Whiteley Bactol Clear antibacterial hand rub

01 September, 2022 | Supplied by: Whiteley

Bactol Clear is a colour-free and pH-balanced antibacterial hand rub that kills bacteria without water.

ACIPC 2022: speakers announced; workshop on IPC in residential care

02 August, 2022

Infection prevention and control (IPC) is a critical element within health, both acute and community and our aged care settings.

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