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Developing Technologies for home-based infection control

Richard Vincent - July 10, 2014
I was recently asked by Dr. Ernesto Jaramillo to consider developing technologies that can be adapted at household level for infection control. The main reason for this is the policy of ambulatory car...
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rule of thumb in assessing ventilation

Miranda Brouwer - June 20, 2014
Dear GHD colleagues There is apparently a rule of thumb for assessment of ventilation in a room: if the surface of all the windows together is more than 20% of the surface of the floor, ventilation i...
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Architectural & Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control

Peta de Jager - June 5, 2014
Architectural & Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control 14 - 18 July 2014 (Closing date for applications: 01 July 2014) *FREE course offered to professionals in the built environment...
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Is a Shared Anteroom Serving Two Adjacent Airborne Infection Isolation Rooms Permissible Under Current CDC and WHO Guidelines?

Daniel Erwin - July 8, 2013
Is it permissible under current CDC and WHO airborne infection isolation room (AIIR) guidelines for two adjacent AIIRs to share a common anteroom? In the situation in question, the shared anteroom ...
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"Infection control the power of UVGI lights", Wednesday the 19th of June at the South African 6th National AIDS Conference in Durban

Peta de Jager - June 17, 2013
PEPFAR is to present a series of engagement sessions at the upcoming AIDS Conference in Durban. If you are in attendance feel welcome to join us in Hall 5 on Wednesday the 19th of June at the South Af...
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standards for building design, construction and use

Amos Kutwa - June 17, 2013
Dear Colleagues Is there any country in Africa with airborne infection control standards for building designs, construction and use for health facilities, all the way from referral(or specialist) ho...
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South Africa's "Winter Course" - Building Design & Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control

Peta de Jager - May 27, 2013
Building Design & Engineering Approaches to Airborne Infection Control 24 – 28 June 2013 (Closing date for applications: 7 June 2013) CPD course offered to professions in the built environment (arch...
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Video: TB control in outpatient settings

Philip Lederer - March 21, 2013
Just wanted to remind everyone of the video, "Implementing TB Infection Control in Outpatient Settings" - please share, thanks! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsnGi-eLIQc Video: TB control in outpa...
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Effectiveness of using UV -GI for decontaminating the Culture and DST processing room

Sarder Hossain - Dec. 13, 2012
Dear all: I wanna know how much effective using of the UV- GI lights for decontaminating the culture and DST processing room when there is no any maintenance system in place or UV GI meter to check...
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National TB Infection Control Guidelines of Tajikistan (in Russian)

Grigory Volchenkov, MD - Nov. 23, 2012
Tajikistan National TB infection control guidelines approved by MoH in 2011, Russian edition. National TB Infection Control Guidelines of Tajikistan (in Russian) Grigory Volchenkov, MD qwerty qwertt D...
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Integrated community based TB/HIV collaborative prevetion and control guidelines, materials andphoto

Mebrie Belete - Nov. 21, 2012
Hi dear All, I am working on integrated community based TB/HIV collaborative program as program officer, I kindly request you to post the updated version of WHO guideline, recording and reporting, r...
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Biosafe cabinets and the buildings design enviroment for TB Smear Microscopy

Regina Bhebhe - Nov. 3, 2012
Dear Colleagues I wish to understand more on biosafety cabinet how it is ducted and how the ventilation system works (meaning both the mechanical ventilation and the natural ventilation) how it is me...
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Choice for Mechanical ventilation

Llang Bridget Maama - Oct. 3, 2012
Hello team, It is my first time to post a question. We are about to expand our MDR TB ward and would like to get your advice regarding the choice of mechanical ventilation. We have 2 quotations here ...
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Tracer Gas Testing - should we do it if we have no experience with it?

Susan Adolph - Sept. 12, 2012
Hello all, We have a newly constructed sputum induction room here for which I would like to assess the ACH and thus calculate the clearance time needed between patients. It has multiple window ope...
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Upper-room UVGI in washrooms

Susan Adolph - Sept. 5, 2012
Hello all, I would like to hear your opinions on installing upper room UVGI in washrooms that are shared by TB patients. I am speaking about washrooms where people will not just be using a toile...
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Criteria for installation of upperroom UVGI systems in ambulatory TB treament locations

Susan Adolph - July 20, 2012
Hello all, I would like to open a discussion on what criteria to use before deciding to install upper room UVGI in ambulatory TB treatment settings. Previously we were considering to install in ...
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IC in elevator in an hospital treating MDR patients

Gaël CLAQUIN - July 11, 2012
Dear all, in the prospect of preparing plan for renovating a general hospital near Maputo, Mozambique, receiving various patients,(OPD, pediatric ward, but mostly TB patients including MDR) we came a...
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Room air cleaners

Anna Maruta - Feb. 8, 2012
Is there available a standard TB screening tool for health workers Room air cleaners Anna Maruta Martha Mubanga Virginia Lipke RN, MHA, ACRN, CIC Thea Zuccotti Olga Makhubela-Nkondo Edward Nardell, M...
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UV meter

Andiyanto Sutandar - Jan. 11, 2012
Hi All, I understand from document such as "Environmental Control for Tuberculosis: Basic Upper-Room Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation Guidelines for Healthcare Settings" from CDC (http://www.cdc....
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Engineering control

amal salah eldin - Nov. 1, 2011
HI All Please i want to ask , is there a standard codes for the sizes of windows and doors of MDR-TB isolation rooms . Taking in consideration we depend on Natural ventilation , also portable HEPA f...
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