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Posts tagged "Infection Prevention & Control"

  • VANCOMYCIN-RESISTANT ENTEROCOCCUS (VRE) – Changes to our Screening Practice

    June 25, 2012 – The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) is very proud of the advances we have made in Infection Prevention and Control.  A dedicated team of health professionals and support staff all work hard to ensure that our hands, the healthcare environment and all medical equipment is clean. At over 90%, our hand hygiene rates […]

  • 5 West, General Campus experiencing outbreak of C. difficile

    May 16, 2012 – The fifth case of C. difficile since April 13 has been identified today on 5 West at the General Campus, resulting in an outbreak being declared.  Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care defines an outbreak of C. difficile as: “For wards/units with ≥ 20 beds, 3 cases of nosocomial CDI […]

  • Understanding C.difficile

    July 8, 2011 – C. difficile is just one of the many types of bacteria that can be found in the environment and the intestines. For most people, it does not pose a health risk. However, C. difficile associated disease (CDAD) can sometimes occur when antibiotics are prescribed. Antibiotics work by killing off bacteria – the […]