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  • Optimizing Disinfectant Application in Healthcare Facilities
    Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in healthcare facilities is critical to reducing the potential contribution of those surfaces to the incidence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIS), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cleaning is also ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Designed to Kill?
    Over the past few decades laparoscopic surgery has taken on an ever-evolving role in the vast realm of surgical procedures. Laparoscopic surgery is praised for its ability to reduce the effects of surgical trauma, lower morbidity and mortality, and achieve faster recovery ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • New Approach to Defeating Gram-Negative Bugs
    Ronald Woodard’s team set out looking for a way to kill a stubborn type of bacteria and they succeeded — but not in the way he expected. “We didn’t get there the way we thought we’d get there, but in the end, we were right,” says Woodard, chair of medicinal chemistry at the ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • The Push for Patient Safety
    In recent years, an increasingly bright spotlight has been cast on the effort to promote patient safety throughout all healthcare environments. Many effective programs and initiatives, both national and local, have advanced the safety dialogue, and have aided many ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Best Practices for Scope Reprocessing
    The incidence of scope-related infections is rare. Only a handful of outbreaks have been reported recently in the literature. Of note, the majority of these outbreaks are related to bronchoscopies, not endoscopic procedures related to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract.One ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Community
    MAY 2006 8-10 National Education Conference on Infection Prevention and ControlCommunity and Hospital Infection Control Association — Canada London Convention Centre/Hilton London London, Ontario, Canada (204) 897-5990/(866) 999-7111 www.chica.org 19-24 Society of ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • What Happens in Vegas Won’t Stay in Vegas This Time
    This month, my intrepid publisher, Bill Eikost, and I will be traveling to Las Vegas to present a session at the annual meeting of the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM), titled, “The ABC’s of Writing an Article: Everything ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Adolescents Need More Doctor Visits to Receive HPV Vaccine
    Most adolescents currently do not see their health care providers often enough to receive the series of shots for the human papillomavirus vaccine, according to preliminary research from the University of Rochester Medical Center. However, the additional visits required ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Following CDC Recommendations on HIV Testing Unveils Undiagnosed Cases
    Following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines established 13 years ago could help identify thousands of patients who have undiagnosed cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), in the United States. Researchers wrote in the April issue of the ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Doctor Says Healthcare Professionals Should Identify Undiagnosed HIV Patients
    As many as 312,000 people in the United States are unaware that they’re infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). What’s more, the continuing epidemic is largely fueled by these unknowing carriers of HIV, writes Judith Feinberg, MD, of the University of Cincinnati. ...More
    May 1, 2006 Posted in News