Infection Control & First Aid Blog

COVID-19 Cleaning: Do’s and Don'ts of Surface Disinfecting

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/30/20 9:00 AM / by Megan Malke posted in COVID-19, Safetec Products & Private Label, Cleaning & Disinfecting, Infection Control & Prevention, Germs & Bacteria

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As we continue to face the global Coronavirus pandemic, we find ourselves taking the task of cleaning and disinfecting to new heights. With good reason, COVID-19 is easily transmissible through touching infected surfaces in addition to human-to-human transmission.

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The Differences Between Antibiotics and Painkillers

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/19/19 10:30 AM / by Safetec posted in First Aid, Germs & 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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What Is The Difference Between Bacteria and Viruses

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

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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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Playgrounds Are Germ Breeding Grounds

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/8/18 10:00 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Germs & Bacteria

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It is hard to know precisely what germs we come across during our daily routine. At home, we know what has been disinfected and what hasn’t been, but how often are playgrounds disinfected? Our children are playing on equipment that may be carrying harmful germs and not even know it. There are many steps you can to take to avoid harmful bacteria at the playground.

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Where Are The Germ Hot Spots?

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/16/18 10:00 AM / by Lindsey McCarthy posted in Germs & Bacteria

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How often do you come across a situation where you think to yourself, “I wish I had hand sanitizer with me right now.”? There are a countless number of times when I get caught without hand sanitizer or disinfecting wipes and instantly regret it.

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How Do Dirty Hands Spread Germs?

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/8/17 8:45 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Hand Hygiene, Germs & Bacteria

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Flu season may run from October to April each year; but germs have no season. They can be found nearly anywhere at any time.

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What Types of Bacteria Are Pathogenic?

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/10/17 9:00 AM / by Jill Tilton posted in Germs & Bacteria

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There are many different types of bacteria and ways to classify them into groups. Not all bacteria are bad, like you may have previously guessed.  Did you know that your body is loaded with hundreds and thousands of bacteria that serve to colonize your body in order to prevent overgrowth of pathogenic elements?

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