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  • Hand Hygiene: Challenges and Strategies
    Despite acknowledgement of the critically important role of hand hygiene in reducing the transmission of pathogenic microorganisms, overall compliance with hand hygiene is less than optimal in healthcare settings. This article addresses hand hygiene best practices, ...More
    October 19, 2009 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
  • Antibiotic-Resistant Infections Cost the U.S. Healthcare System in Excess of $20 Billion Annually
    The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics (APUA) and Cook County Hospital (currently John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County) announce the release of an eye-opening study on the economic impact of antibiotic overuse and antibiotic-resistant infections (ARIs) ...More
    October 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • CareFusion Shipping Ventilators to CDC for National Emergency Preparedness
    CareFusion today announced it is shipping more than 3,900 CareFusion LTV® 1200 ventilators ordered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to be included in the strategic national stockpile.The CDC ordered a total of 4,500 LTV® 1200 ventilators for ...More
    October 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • Hand Hygiene Measurement and Improvement Product Achieves New Milestone
    Cognetive Systems, Inc. announces that its wireless sensor product used for hand hygiene measurement and improvement, Intelligent Hygiene, was utilized in a large scale research effort conducted jointly by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Unilever. The ...More
    October 19, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Study Shows Kimberly-Clark MicroCuff Endotracheal Tube Reduces VAP
    Kimberly-Clark Health Care announces the presentation of data related to the Kimberly-Clark MicroCuff Adult Endotracheal (ET) Tube at the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists (ASCCA) meeting in New Orleans this week. The study, supported by an educational ...More
    October 19, 2009 Posted in News
  • Clinical Features of Severe Cases of Pandemic Influenza
    To gather information about the clinical features and management of pandemic influenza, the World Health Organization (WHO) hosted a three-day meeting at the headquarters of the Pan American Health Organization in Washington, D.C. Oct. 14-16. Findings and experiences were ...More
    October 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • FDA Warns of Illegal H1N1 Drug Products Purchased Over the Internet
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today warned consumers to use extreme care when purchasing any products over the Internet that claim to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure the H1N1 influenza virus. The warning comes after the FDA recently purchased and analyzed several ...More
    October 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Misuse of Antibiotics Not the Only Cause of Resistance
    The perception that antibiotic resistance is primarily the undesirable consequence of antibiotic abuse or misuse is a view that is simplistic and inaccurate, according to a recent report by the American Academy of Microbiology. The reasons behind the spread of resistance ...More
    October 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Paradigm Shift Needed to Combat Drug Resistance
    When people travel, bacteria and other infectious agents travel with them. As about a billion people cross international borders each year, many more billions of the bugs come along for the ride. However, the trend is contributing to substantial domestic and international ...More
    October 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Do 3 Meals a Day Keep Fungi Away?
    The fact that they eat a lot – and often – may explain why most people and other mammals are protected from the majority of fungal pathogens, according to research from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The research, published in the ...More
    October 16, 2009 Posted in News