Human Resources

Times are difficult. Many governments are short of money and some can’t borrow at rates which suggest they’ll be able to service their debts. How can we expect their public services like hospitals to perform well? This blog series focuses on lethal infections acquired...

Public vs Profession

“It’s good to know we’ve managed to keep the mortality rate at only 5,000 a year.” That statement earned general acceptance at an infection control conference I attended. It demonstrated the satisfaction within the profession at having stopped the death rates...

EN Standards

Deaths from Healthcare Associated Infections are very serious, especially when most of them arise from needless infections. The countries of Europe set collective standards and EN standards are respected around the world. Since these needless infections are so...

Occupational Dermatitis

Around the developed world, hospital infection control teams assiduously follow what they call global best practices, meet their mutually agreed gold standards and utilise evidence-based research. That’s great as it shows their commitment to professional standards....

Fifteen Seconds

This blog is the first of a trilogy relating to current best practices for healthcare associated infections.  At the end of the third, I will ask what chance we have of beating the infection cycles in hospitals if we maintain those ‘best practices’. Alcohol hand rubs...

Chart

Overcoming occupational dermatitis on the hands of health-care workers seems an obvious step in reducing needless hospital infections.  By definition, the existing hand hygiene products that were heavily implicated in causing the disease would need to be replaced.  In...

Three Debates

Healthcare associated infections are an ongoing global problem. The infection control professionals diligently follow “global best practices” and meet “gold standards”.  Yet thousands of people die every year from needless infections.  This huge topic generates debate...

Tears

Occupational dermatitis puts nurses in an insidious position, as revealed in the previous blog.  Their hands are damaged and sore, yet their employers expect them to apply a flammable solvent, alcohol, to those hands many times a day.  It’s the infection control team...

Alcohol Rubs

There’s one recurring question I hear from my infection control colleagues.  Why don’t healthcare workers use the hand hygiene products as often as asked?  After all, the products are there to be used and the workers know how important it is.  On top of that, when...

Eczema is now a disease of choice

Eczema is now a disease of choice: manage it or eliminate it.   When you manage eczema you maintain eczema.  When you eliminate eczema it’s gone. The skin will fix itself in a couple of weeks if you allow it to.  That’s the principal in the choice to eliminate eczema...

Psychology

Psychology is the last of the 7 “-ologies” in EXeczema® blogs.  I left it till last as it’s the one which generates the most barriers with people.  That’s interesting as it’s the one they can best use to escape eczema. The biggest barrier is the almost universally...

Bacteriology

The penultimate blog is my 7 “-ologies” in EXeczema® series discusses Bacteriology, the study of bacteria.  There are countless bacteria on and in skin and we should be very glad they share our space.  It’s the way they interact with skin which keeps our outer surface...

Physiology

Physiology, the study of how the body works, is the 5th 7 “-ologies” in EXeczema® blog.  The human body is wondrously complex with numerous systems operating in constant harmony.  The interlacing goes on every second without us needing to be consciously aware of how...

Pharmacology

The 4th blog in this 7 “-ologies” in EXeczema® series relates to Pharmacology, the study of drugs, administered substances that change the body.  Positive changes are intended while negative side-effect cause harm.  Side-effects are tolerated when outweighed by the...

Pathology

Pathology is the third in my 7 “-ologies” in EXeczema® series.  Pathology generally represents something bad.  It’s the study of how the body’s tissues change with disease.  Which makes it useful to realise that disease is the state of dis-ease, meaning something is...

Immunology

Immunology is the second in the 7 “-ologies” in EXeczema® series.  Usually we’re glad our immune systems protect us.  Would you agree that when you catch a cold or cut yourself, your immune system is there to help? Then why do we dampen down the immune system in...

Dermatology

Dermatology is the first in the 7 “-ologies” in EXeczema® series intended to help people fix their own skin and beat eczema. Ask yourself, why do so many millions of people suffer from eczema?  The mystery and confusion of eczema raises questions as diverse and...

7-ology intro

Eczema is a complicated state trapping millions of people in misery for years.  The EXeczema® process has allowed many to free themselves in 14 days.  The usual response is to ask HOW.  In response I find it best to take it step by step, progressively bringing people...

EXeczema freedom fighters campign

A huge thank you is given to the many thousands who’ve taken the time to comment on this EXeczema blog series.  The outstanding global response dramatically demonstrates the immense relevance of eczema in so many lives. I began writing the blog after sensing confusing...

EXeczema campaign

A huge thank you is offered to the many thousands who’ve given their time to provide comments over the months since I began this blog series.  The outstanding global response dramatically demonstrates the immense relevance of eczema in so many lives. I began writing...

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