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Topics Include:
  • Wheelchair Cleaning and Disinfection in Canadian Health Care Facilities
  • Microbial Contamination of Hospital Reusable Cleaning Towels
  • Environmental Contamination After Daily Cleaning of Occupied Rooms
  • Infection Control and Pet Therapy
  • Virox Update

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2016 - Spring/Summer Issue

  • Virox Update
  • Pandemic - The Book
  • Put the Patient in the Room ...Always
  • Hygienic Conditions in Child-Care Facilities: An Integrated Microbial and Observational Study
  • How Cockroaches Could Save Lives
  • Clostridium difficile Infection Incidence: Impact of Audit and Feedback Program to Improve Room Cleaning
  • Physicians, Farmers, and the Politics of Antibiotic Resistance: A One Health Analysis 

2015 - Spring/Summer Issue

  • Use of a Daily Disinfectant Cleaner Instead of a Daily Cleaner Reduced Hospital-Acquired Infection Rates
  • Virox Update
  • Outbreak of Norovirus Illness in a College Summer Camp: Impact of Cleaning on Occurence of Norovirus on Fomites
  • Transmission and Persistence of Livestock-Associated Methicillin-Resistant Staphyloccus Aureus Among Veterinarians and Their Household Members
  • Effect of Cleaning and Disinfection of Toys on Infectious Diseases and Microorganisms in Daycare Nurseries
  • Diversity of Bacterial Communities of Fitness Center Surfaces in a U.S. Metropolitan Area


2014 - Spring/Summer Issue

  • The Time Spent Cleaning a Hospital Room Does Not Correlate With the Thoroughness of Cleaning
  • The Dynamics of Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Exposure in a Hospital Model and the Potential for Environmental Intervention
  • Healthcare Workers' Role in Maintaining a Clean Environment
  • The Role of Surface Disinfection in Infection Prevention - A European Perspective
  • 2014 Teleclass Education Lecture Series
  • Use of Household Disinfectants

 2014 - Fall/Winter Issue

  • Environmental Cleaning Resources and Activities
    in Canadian Acute Care Hospitals
  • Ebola Virus Disease
  • IPAC Canada 2015 Conference
  • Bacterial Resistance to Quaternary Ammonium
    Compound Disinfectants
  • Bacteriophages as Potential Treatment Option
    for Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria
  • Virox Technologies Inc. Announces the
    Syed A Sattar African Scholarship
  • Improving hospital staff compliance with
    environmental behaviour

2014 - 10 Year Anniversary Edition

  • Hospital Cleaning in the 21st Century
  • SARS - Another Lesson in Humility
  • Healthcare Environment Decontamination
  • Patient Safety Climate: Variation in Perceptions by Infection Preventionists and Quality Directors
  • Cleaning Agents and Asthma
  • Role of Hospital Surfaces in the Transmission of Emerging Healthcare-Associated Pathogens
  • Cleaning C diff - Whose Job Is It Anyway?
  • The Battle for 'Clean' Surfaces
  • Review - Clean Hands Save Lives
  • Microbicides in Healthcare: Usage, and Possible Problems

2013 - Spring Issue

  • Microbial Contamination - Keypad Phones vs Touch Screen Phones
  • Persistence of Mixed Staphylococci Assemblages Following Disinfection of Hospital Room Surfaces
  • Bacterial Spore Structures and their Protective role in Biocide Resistance
  • Distribution of Outbreak Reporting in Health Care Institutions by Day of the Week
  • Correlations Between Bed Occupancy rates and Clostridium difficile Infections
  • An Environmental Disinfection Odyssey

2013 - Fall Issue

  • Microbial Contamination of Hospital Reusable Cleaning Towels
  • The Battle for ‘Clean’ Surfaces
  • Norovirus – 5 Key Points
  • Addressing Contaminated Surfaces in Hospital Settings
  • Norovirus and Contaminated Surfaces

2013 - Winter Issue

  • MRSA: A Challenge to Nursing Home Personnel
  • Residual Viral and Bacterial Contamination of Surfaces after Cleaning and Disinfection
  • Are Gym Surfaces Reservoirs for Staphylococcus aureus?
  • Principles and Practice of Disinfection, Preservation and Sterilization

2012 - Spring Issue

  • Attitudes and Beliefs Also Influence the Effectiveness of Hospital Cleaning
  • Advocacy for Health Worker Safety
  • Variable Evidence for Interventions
  • Patient Safety Climate: Variation in Perceptions by Infection Preventionists and Quality Directors

2012 - Fall Issue

  • Mobile Phones and Nosocomial Infections
  • Decreasing Operating Room Environmental Pathogen Contamination through Improved Cleaning Practice
  • Combatting Biofilms
  • Infection Prevention and Control Related to Electronic (IT) Devices in Healthcare Settings

2012 - Winter Issue 

  • Hospital Cleaning in the 21st Century
  • The Potential Role of Classroom Hygiene in the Spread of Infectious Diseases
  • The Role of Toilet Lids in Reducing C. difficile Environmental Contamination Risk

2011 - Spring Issue

  • Variations in Healthcare Daily Cleaning Practices
  • Productive Dissent – An Infection Control Heritage
  • Cleaning Agents and Asthma

2011 - Fall Issue

  • Economic Value of Norovirus Outbreak Control Measures in Healthcare Settings – A Review
  • Finding a benchmark for monitoring hospital cleanliness
  • If You Want the Truth, Ask the Housekeepers
  • Bacterial Colonization on Writing Pens in Healthcare

2011 - Winter Issue

  • Healthcare Environment Decontamination
  • Climate Change and Communicable Disease: What Are the Risks?
  • MRSA and the Case for Cleaning in Healthcare Facilities

2010 - Spring Issue

  • Microbicides in Healthcare: Usage, and Possible Problems
  • Improving Environmental Hygiene in ICUs
  • Private Rooms Significantly Reduce Your Risk of Hospital- Associated Infections
  • MRSA Carriage in Healthcare Personnel in Contact With Farm Animals
  • Norovirus Outbreaks in Dutch Nursing Homes

2010 - Fall Issue 

  • Enteric Outbreaks in Child Care Centers: Effective Infection Control Recommendations
  • Does Skin Decolonization with Chlorhexidine Pose a Problem for Surface Disinfection?
  • Variations in Hospital Daily Cleaning Practices
  • Role of Hospital Surfaces in the Transmission of Emerging Healthcare-Associated Pathogens
  • Grading Restaurants but Not Hospitals

2010 - Winter Issue 

  • Community Norovirus Outbreak – Lessons Learned
  • An Update on the Quality of Outbreak Descriptions

2009 - Spring Issue

  • Misuse of Surface Microbicides
  • We Can’t Cleanse Populations of Antibiotic Resistant Organisms
  • Knowing Robert Koch – Father of Microbiology

2009 - Fall Issue 

  • Eight Strategies for Healthcare Environmental Management
  • The Problems with Steam Cleaning & Microfibre
  • Just When You Thought It Was Safe to Go Back on the Seas

2009 - Winter Issue

  • Microfibre-Based Fabrics in Surface Decontamination in Healthcare Facilities
  • An Assessment of Infection Control Surveillance in BC Acute Care Facilities
  • Surfactants: A Toxicity Review

2008 - Spring Issue

  • Microbicide Use – The Double-Edged Sword
  • CDAD Concensus
  • Targeted Cleaning to Decrease MRSA Contamination

2008 - Fall Issue 

  • Infection Control Passport Program
  • Best Practices for Infection Prevention and Control Programs in Ontario in All Health Care Settings
  • A Case for Screening
2008 - Winter Issue 
  • Importance of the Environment in MRSA Acquisition: The Case for Hospital Cleaning
  • Golden Rule: Cleaning Must Precede Sterilization
  • Bacteria Can Hide Out in Cells for Weeks

2007 - Spring Issue

  • Antimicrobial Biocides in the Healthcare Environment: efficacy, usage, policies, and perceived problems
  • Canadian Government to Ban or Restrict Toxic Chemicals
  • Bacteria Found 2 Miles Beneath the Earth’s Surface
  • A Bacterial Solution to Depression

2007 - Fall Issue

  • Hypervirulent Strains of Clostridium difficile
  • Decreasing Clostridium difficile in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit Through Institution of Environmental Cleaning Procedures
  • MRSA - More Common Than Thought


2007 - Winter Issue

  • The Socio-Economic Burden of Hospital Aquired Infection
  • Tip of the Week to Improve Infection Control Awareness
  • Experimental Evaluation of an Automated Endoscope Reprocessor with In Situ Generation of Peracetic Acid for Disinfection of Semicritical Devices
  • Essential Training for Environmental Services Staff

2006 - Spring Issue

  • Eliminating Clostridium difficile from the Healthcare Environment
  • Human Avian Influenza
  • Infection Control in New Zealand

2006 - Fall Issue 

  • Fighting Surgical Site Infections
  • Hospital Disinfection
  • Cleaning and Surface Disinfection
  • Mortality Following S.aureus Bacteraemia
  • Five Common Myths About Changing Behaviour

2006 - Winter Issue

  • First Do No Harm
  • A Discussion of Measurement
  • Cleaning - Whose Job Is It Anyway?

2005 - Spring Issue 

  • Factors Influencing Biocide Effectiveness
  • Stethoscopes and Effectiveness of Disinfection Procedures
  • Carrier Tests to Assess Microbicidal Activities of Chemical Disinfectants for Use on Medical Devices and Environmental Surfaces

2005 - Fall Issue 

  • Robert Koch – Beyond Postulates
  • Educating Environmental Services Personnel About Infection Control and Prevention
  • Contamination of Computer Keyboards
  • Hospital Indoor Air Quality Observations and Recommendations

2005 - Winter Issue 

  • Environmental Spread of Infectious Agents and Interruption by Microbicides
  • Toxicity – Reality Check

2004 - Spring Issue

  • Infection Control Staffing & Surveillance
  • Infection Control and Foot Care Equipment
  • Lethal Effects of Heat on Bacterial Physiology and Structure

2004 - Fall Issue

  • Infection Control Can’t Afford a Communication Gap
  • Clostridium difficile and Environmental Cleaning
  • Where are all the Infection Control Professionals?
  • Microbial Resistance to Disinfectants and Sterilants

2004 - Winter Issue

  • Disinfectants and Antibiotic Resistance
  • Infection Control Guidelines

2003 - Spring Issue

  • SARS-Another Lesson in Humility
  • The Small Experiment
  • OMH Recommends AHP for SARS

2003 - Fall Issue

  • Infection Control: its time has come
  • Action and Resistance
  • Disinfectant Label Claims Unreliable Without Good Test Methods

2003 - Winter Issue

  • Biofilms and Hydrotherapy Tubs
  • Disinfection—Testing & Label Claims, Are You Asking The Right Questions?
  • A Norwalk Update

2002 - Spring Issue

  • Comparison of four compounds for disinfecting catheter hubs
  • The Significance of a General Virucide Claim
  • ESLB The Next Superbug?

2002 - Fall Issue

  • Why the Quantitative Carrier test?
  • Reprocessing Medical Devices —An Expert’s View
  • Decontaminating C. difficile with AHP

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