• Analysis Reveals Most Common Harm Events Associated With High Rates of Mortality, Costs and LOS
    Premier, Inc. has identified 86 inpatient complications associated with significant increases in inpatient mortality, costs and length of stay. “Our research provides clinical leaders with an invaluable list of significant complications, and we encourage providers to ...More
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  • NIOSH to Observe Third Annual N95 Day Campaign
    On Sept. 5, 2014, NIOSH NPPTL will observe its third annual N95 Day campaign. N95 Day is a time to recognize the importance of respiratory protection in the workplace and familiarize yourself with the resources available to help you and your employer make educated decisions ...More
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  • Ebola Outbreak is Declared a Public Health Emergency by WHO Committee
    The first meeting of the Emergency Committee convened by director-general Margaret Chan under the International Health Regulations (2005) [IHR (2005)] regarding the 2014 Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa was held by teleconference August 6-7, 2014. Members ...More
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  • Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa: 68 New Cases, 29 Deaths
    Between August 5 and 6, 2014, a total of 68 new cases of Ebola virus disease (laboratory-confirmed, probable, and suspect cases) as well as 29 deaths were reported from Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. On Aug. 6-7, 2014, an Emergency Committee of the World ...More
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  • CDC to Host Twitter Chat on Ebola and Infection Control
    The recent Ebola virus disease outbreak in West Africa has increased the need for U.S. healthcare facilities to be prepared to handle potential patients with Ebola virus disease. Additionally, two American citizens with Ebola virus disease have been medically evacuated ...More
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  • AORN RP on Cleaning and Care of Surgical Instruments is Open for Public Comment
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Recommended Practices for Cleaning and Care of Surgical Instruments and Powered Equipment is open for public comment through Aug. 24, 2014 (log-in required). These recommended practices provide guidance for cleaning, ...More
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  • CDC Releases New Ebola Guidance for Laboratorians
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released interim guidance for laboratorians and other healthcare personnel collecting or handling specimens in the United States on appropriate specimen collection, transport and testing of specimens from patients who ...More
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  • FDA Warns Inks Used in Certain Tattoo Kits Cause Infections
    Recently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) became aware of a problem after testing inks in home-use tattoo kits marketed by White and Blue Lion, Inc. FDA has confirmed bacterial contamination in unopened bottles of the company’s inks. According to Linda Katz, ...More
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  • Human Movement in an Airplane Cabin Can Affect Airborne Disease Transmission
    Airborne transmission of respiratory infectious disease in an indoor environment (such as an airplane cabin, conference room, hospital, isolated room and inpatient ward) may cause outbreaks of infectious diseases, which may lead to many infection cases and significantly ...More
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  • FDA Approves Orbactiv to Treat Skin Infections
    The Food and Drug Administration has approved Orbactiv (oritavancin), a new antibacterial drug to treat adults with skin infections. Orbactiv is approved to treat patients with acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI) caused by certain susceptible ...More
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