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The Healthcare symposium takes a multi-faceted approach to improving patient outcomes through hospital design and management. It brings together clinicians, engineers, and architects. On May 9-10, 2018, the Harvard Medical School Conference Center (Boston, MA, USA) will host experts from around the world to discuss innovations and considerations in hospital environmental design. For more information and registration, please visit: http://healthcaresymposium.org/registration/

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In times of tragedy, people have to band together to work towards one cause. In this article, a medical laboratory professional describes her experiences during a recent catastrophic event in Las Vegas that required coordination from not just front-line healthcare workers but also the medical laboratory professionals that helped to coordinate the treatment of the victims. The rigorous training of the laboratory professionals meant that even amidst all of the chaos, everyone was receiving the appropriate treatments, and reducing the ‘guess work’ for the front-line workers.

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$1 Million in Scientific Impact!

Sometimes two years can feel like a heartbeat and sometimes it can feel like a lifetime. As we mark the two-year milestone since launching InfectionControl.tips, we feel the simultaneous excitement of a new life just beginning and the reflection that comes from time, experience and lessons learned.

As of November 15, 2017, The Infection Prevention Strategy (TIPS) has contributed over $1,000,000 in scientific impact towards our goal of advancing innovation and improving patient safety. In just two short years, our team of volunteers has made a difference around the world, independently advancing new innovations, ideas, and protocols that show promise in global health.

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People often overestimate their own healthiness and doing so can have negative consequences when employees decide to continue to work while sick. Depending on the work environment and the illness, a sick employee can infect coworkers, customers, students, patients, and the general public. The introduction of a screening system to prevent infected individuals from spreading pathogens could have a real, positive impact on public health by mandating employee absenteeism during illness. In this study, it was found that most subjects believe their own health to be better than average; and that they are less susceptible to illness than others. Measurement of the subjects’ temperatures using the WelloStationX and the tympanic ear thermometer demonstrated that most subjects were within normal body temperature ranges, and that there was much agreement between both instruments (mean temperatures of 36.9˚C and 36.7˚C for the WelloStationX and ear thermometer, respectively).  However, there was greater intra-measurement variability for the ear thermometer compared to the WelloStationX (SD=0.165 and 0.037, respectively). The adoption of a new technology to provide high-throughput, self service temperature screening of individuals in public spaces could dramatically reduce the spread of disease.

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Michael Diamond, Co-founder of The Infection Prevention Strategy at
michael@infectiontips.org  or visit us at
www.InfectionControl.tips (www.IC.tips) and www.Infectiontips.org

Top Innovations of the Year: 2017

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HAMILTON, Ontario, Canada  – September 19, 2017: The Infection Prevention Strategy is pleased to announce our Top Innovations of the Year: 2017.

InfectionControl.tips and The Infection Prevention Strategy declares no conflict of interest. No funds or influence were provided to InfectionControl.tips by any parties.

Listed below, in random order, are the Top Innovations of the Year: 2017, as determined by InfectionControl.tips, based on our Call to Action for engagement and innovation.

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