Infection Control & First Aid Blog

How To Properly Handle A Chemotherapy Spill

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/24/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Spill Kits, PPE, chemotherapy spill

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Many healthcare facilities, especially hospitals, will eventually experience a spill of some chemotherapy drug at that facility. Healthcare facilities are required to have chemotherapy spill kits in case of any chemotherapy drugs that spill. Chemotherapy drugs are considered any agent or drug, excluding hormonal agents, that are intended to kill malignancies. When these chemotherapy drugs spill, they can be very harmful to people as there is no chemotherapy drug which has any safe limit for drug exposure, except for patients receiving these as treatment, which still has harmful effects on the patient. These chemotherapy drugs can affect people in 4 different ways: inhalation, ingestion, injection, or absorption.

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Back To School - Is Your Classroom Prepared?

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/17/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec

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With summer fast approaching and another new school year just around the corner, there are many things that need to be done to prepare for the new school year. Keeping the classroom clean and keeping the teachers and students healthy is an essential part of preparing for the school year. Safetec offers a variety of products which are perfect for keeping classrooms clean and safe.

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Ending HIV Campaign

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/10/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in HIV

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With technology in the United States reaching levels never thought possible, the number of new HIV infections is at an all-time low. New laboratory testing abilities and new medications have allowed us to pinpoint the most affected geographical regions of the United States and then provide the proper medications to those people. 

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Top 5 Infection Control Mistakes: Part 2

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/26/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Infection Control

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In the healthcare world, there aren’t many things that are more important than practicing proper infection control procedures. One slip up could cause a staff member or patient to contract a life-threatening infection. An outbreak could also bring the CDC down upon your facility and harm your facilities reputation. When it comes to infection control, it is better to be safe than sorry. Make sure you are practicing proper handwashing, proper disinfecting, and wearing appropriate PPE to reduce the risk of dangerous Hospital Acquired Infections.

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The Differences Between Antibiotics and Painkillers

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/19/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Antibiotic, Bacteria

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Antibiotics and painkillers are both frequently prescribed medications, but both have very different actions to achieve their goals of helping the person to feel better during the course of the infection.

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Healthcare Associated Infections (HAIs) Are A Serious Problem In The US

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/12/19 9:51 AM / by Safetec posted in Healthcare-associated infections

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Healthcare-associated infections (HAI) are prevalent in the United States healthcare system and can be a serious problem. HAIs are any type of infection that a patient gets while in a hospital or other healthcare setting that they did not previously have when arriving at that facility. These can be passed from patient-to-patient, provider-to-patient, or be from a patient contacting an infected object.

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What Is The Difference Between Bacteria and Viruses

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/5/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Bacteria, Virus

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Bacteria and viruses are both types of microorganisms which can cause various types of infections and diseases in humans, plants, and animals. There are many differences between bacteria and viruses which help to differentiate the two and cause them to require different treatment options.

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The Many Safetec Spill Kits

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/22/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in Spill Kits

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It’s happened to us all at some point, whether it’s a tipped glass of wine or a non-house trained dog. Spills occur at home; they’re an everyday part of life. Spills also happen in professional occupational health and health care settings; these can be much more serious. These spills can contain hazardous materials that need to be quarantined and neutralized immediately. Luckily, Safetec has a few compliant spill kits that make cleaning up a toxic mess a breeze. In this post, I will describe the Safetec Universal Precaution, National Standard, EZ Cleans Plus and EZ Personal Protection Kits.

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The Difference Between Antiseptics and Disinfectants

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/15/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec

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Antiseptics and disinfectants are very similar in that they are both used for killing microorganisms. They are different from one another though in both the makeup of them, as well as the use of them.

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What is the Difference Between Vaccines and Antibiotics

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/8/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec

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Vaccines and antibiotics are different for a few reasons, and these can be good to know for what will be most beneficial to you depending on if you are already sick or preventing a potential future infection.  

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