Posted by EM Innovations on 11/25/2014
A study by the U.S. Geological Survey in 1999-2000 concluded that streams were highly contaminated by pharmaceuticals as a result of improper drug disposal by households. The latter typically dispose of drugs that have long sat in the shelf by flushing them down the drain. While this practice keeps long-expired drugs out of children’s reach, it channels potentially harmful pharmaceuticals instead to municipal water tables.
Posted by EM Innovations on 11/6/2014
The current epidemic in West Africa highlights the need for infection control on both global and local levels. While the kind of pathogens your medical staff is facing on a day to day basis may not be as virulent as that of Ebola, it is still crucial to implement stringent infection control measures to stop the spread of both less and highly contagious diseases. This should be practiced on top of basic infection control practices such as washing hands, covering mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, and disposing of medical waste using biohazard containment materials.