• Rare Infections After Medically Induced Abortions Likely Not Drug-Related
    Since 2000, five women in North America who had medically induced abortions (MIAs) died from toxic shock caused by a Clostridium sordellii infection. This has led some people to question the safety of the combination of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol frequently used ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Perioperative Nurse Week is November 12-18, 2006
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses is celebrating Perioperative Nurse Week, November 12-18, 2006. This year’s theme, “We’re There for Safe Care,” conveys that patient safety is a critical element of daily practice. AORN encourages healthcare professionals to ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Inviro Medical Devices Names New Board Chairman, Board Member, CFO, and EVP of Distributor Sales
    ATLANTA -- With the appointment of a board chairman, another experienced board member, chief financial officer, and executive vice president of distributor sales, Inviro Medical Devices reports it has secured seasoned executives for top leadership and management positions, ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Latex-Safe is Best Gloving Practice Against Latex Allergy
    NORCROSS, Ga. -- Hospitals and surgical centers should opt for latex-safe environment glove choices to decrease the risk of latex allergy as well as assure excellent barrier protection, surgeon and healthcare worker comfort, and cost-effectiveness, says Molnlycke Health ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Hospital Costs for Children with Flu May Be Higher Than Thought
    Going into another flu season, a new study reports that hospitalizing children for influenza may cost up to three or four times the previously accepted estimates. Pediatric researchers from The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia say their finding strengthens the economic ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Getting Creative in the Battle Against the Bugs
    I receive hundreds of press releases each week, and while most are routine, every once in a while there comes a release touting a product so unusual, it makes me do a double-take. For example, a company called The Bottoms Up, LLC is introducing what it touts as a ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in Blog
  • The LouseBuster Kills: Hot, Dry Air Device Eradicates Lice
    A prototype of the LouseBuster developed by University of Utah researchers. A study in the November issue of the journal Pediatrics shows the LouseBuster effectively eradicates infestations of head lice with a single 30-minute treatment that does not require chemicals but ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • FDA Notifies Consumers that Tomatoes in Restaurants Linked to Salmonella Typhimurium Outbreak
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced the results of an investigation by state and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) investigators, which found consuming tomatoes in restaurants as the cause of illnesses in the Salmonella Typhimurium ...More
    November 5, 2006 Posted in News
  • APIC Members Elect 2007 Leadership
    Two veteran infection prevention and control professionals (ICPs) have been elected to top APIC leadership positions. In addition, APIC members elected five directors and three nominating and awards committee members. Janet Frain, RN, CIC, CPHQ, CPHRM, is APIC's new ...More
    November 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • iKey Joins RID in Fight Against HAI-Related Deaths
    AUSTIN, Texas -- Austin-based medical keyboard manufacturer iKey announces its support for the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID), a non-profit educational organization dedicated to stopping hospital infections. RID has recognized iKey products as innovative ...More
    November 1, 2006 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions