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Dental Hygienists Ranked Highest Risk to Contract Covid-19

An important sector of primary care-givers who seem to have been left by the wayside during COVID-19 is Dental Hygienists. These highly trained and skilled professionals are ranked highest in the potential to contract COVID-19 through their work performance. Before the dentist examines your mouth, your Dental Hygienist has been there and done that. He, …

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Frontline Healthcare Workers: The COVID-19 Doctor, Nurse and Paramedic

COVID-19 – Frontline Healthcare Workers When I was a frontline paramedic it never occurred to me that any of us were heroes. We were just folks doing what we did, and enjoying it. PPE and infection prevention was not taken really seriously, partly because it failed so often. Now, the consequences of minor exposure to …

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Infection: Prevention and Control and the STAL Shield

Infection: Prevention and Control and the STAL Shield Current infection prevention and control practices, ipac,  focus on frontline workers, patients, and infrastructure from a ‘clean-up after” approach. By then of course the AGP has done its damage by, as the name implies, aerosolizing the infectious matter when it is released into the environment.  One of …

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AGMP or Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures

Use of the Yankauer suction catheter is a classic example of a high risk medical Aerosol Generating Medical Procedure, or AGMP that can result in the release of infective contaminants into the surrounding environment (24). Commonly performed in both pre- hospital care and in multiple levels of healthcare facilities worldwide, open airway suctioning is generally …

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Healthcare Workers and Disease Transmission

Simple, everyday practices, including Aerosol Generating Medical Procedures and Events (AGMP&E’s), release infectious agents into facilities, resulting in blatant or occult contamination of the surroundings. Just one of the links in the Chain of Disease Transmission. Many studies have demonstrated that surfaces and medical equipment may harbour pathogens that can survive for extended periods of …

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Healthcare Acquired Infections

The need for globally enhanced and more effective infection control and prevention practices has become increasingly evident in recent years. The unrelenting assault by antimicrobial-resistant pathogens (ARPs) at a rate that is far outpacing our ability to combat them effectively continues on a daily basis. Healthcare systems worldwide are continuously barraged with disease-causing microbes and …

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