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Posts tagged "Infection Control"

  • Lower C. difficile Rate Spells Success for TOH SWAT Teams

    June 21, 2013 – The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) was recognized by Public Health Ontario this month for the work we have done to combat the C. difficile infection. Our efforts to improve hand hygiene, infection-control practices, and environmental-cleaning practices are working. Over the past few months, TOH has worked closely with the provincial public-health agency […]

  • Help prevent the spread of hMPV – Changes to the visitor policy on 5 West

    May 29, 2013 – Two immunocompromised patients at the General Campus have developed Human Metapneumovirus (hMPV), a common virus that frequently causes respiratory illness. In healthy adults, this virus causes cold symptoms, but in those with compromised immune systems, the effect can be more severe and can develop into pneumonia and bronchitis. As a result, we […]

  • Public Health Ontario’s Infection Control Resource Team Report

    March 25, 2013 – In September 2012, The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) asked Public Health Ontario to conduct an independent review of the hospital’s infection control and prevention practices. The expert review was triggered by TOH concerns about persistently high rates of Clostridium difficile, a health-care associated bacterial infection.   The expert panel visited The Ottawa Hospital’s […]

  • Flu Update: Information for Patients with Recent Travel to Saudi Arabia or Qatar

    November 14, 2012 – Two confirmed cases of a novel coronavirus have been identified globally since June 2012. One case was linked to a resident of Saudi Arabia, the other to a traveler to Saudi Arabia. The last case was diagnosed in late September. This virus has only been recently identified and there is limited information […]