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Author name: Haley Dukelow

Health tech executive with 15 years of healthcare and medical devices experience. Specializes in product launches from concept and market research to CE and FDA approval to commercial strategy and business development. Manages delivery and service of Vitalacy’s Hand Hygiene Monitoring Solution. BS in Biological Sciences from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Experts Advise Handwashing, Other Precautions to Stop Spread During RSV, Flu and COVID ‘Tripledemic’

A Texas mom exemplifies the helplessness felt by many parents as the nation’s pediatric wards fill with young children afflicted by respiratory illnesses. After her 5-week-old daughter Lily experienced three days of supplemental oxygen at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Rebecca Lara told ABC News’ Whit Johnson that she felt “helpless. You don’t really know …

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‘We cannot simply vaccinate our way back to normal’

In a recent article for Infection Control Today (Aug. 8, 2022), Kevin Kavanaugh, M.D., warns of the triple threat of polio, monkeypox, and COVID variants. He calls upon infection preventionists to encourage the continued adoption of public health strategies. “It is apparent we cannot simply vaccinate our way back to normal,” he writes. Polio’s reemergence …

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Did COVID Improve America’s Hand Hygiene?

COVID infections are down across the nation, and masks are becoming optional in various settings across the United States. With many Americans looking forward to mask-less social encounters, how do they feel about another important infection prevention method — handwashing — right now? The Healthy Handwashing Survey, conducted periodically since 2009 by Bradley Corporation, provides …

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Two Reports Point Way to Post-COVID Safety

Two recent articles show the detrimental impact of COVID-19 on healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and patient safety; these reports also provide guidance on what healthcare organizations must do to renew their commitments to safety culture in the post-COVID-19 environment. The first article, “The impact of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) on healthcare-associated infections in 2020: A summary …

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How ‘Ghost Kitchens’ Use Health and Hygiene Technology to Deliver Meals Safely to Hotel Guests

Facing severe economic pressure due to COVID-19 restrictions on travel and restaurant capacity, businesses and entrepreneurs in the hospitality sector needed to think fast and big about how to stay financially viable. A company called Butler Hospitality seized upon this opportunity to develop a profitable way to bring the delectable creations of culinary professionals to …

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Five Quality Indicators to Consider in an Automated Hand Hygiene Compliance Solution

When evaluating the many automated hand hygiene compliance monitoring solutions on the market, it’s easy to get bogged down in technical details. To gain the best return for your initial investment in one of these solutions, I suggest focusing on five telling indicators of solution quality: accuracy, adaptability, ease of use, measurability, and versatility. 1. …

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Facing the Challenges of COVID-19 in the Post-Acute Care Setting: An Interview with Frank Romano

A fierce advocate for the senior care industry and its residents and employees, Frank Romano is tackling challenges facing the post-acute care environment to the best of his ability. As a combat veteran looking to start his own business after serving in Vietnam, Frank Romano opened his first skilled nursing facility in 1972 in Tewksbury, …

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