• Consumers Union Urges Hospitals to Disclose Handwashing Compliance Rates
    AUSTIN, Texas -- As Infection Prevention Week (October 14-20) begins across the country, Consumers Union, the nonprofit publisher of Consumer Reports, is calling on hospitals nationwide to disclose their handwashing compliance rates. The Centers for Disease Control and ...More
    October 15, 2007 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • ASHES Elects 2008 President
    CHICAGO -- The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) board of directors announces its selection of Tina Cermignano, CHESP, as society president for 2008. Cermignano is the operations manager for quality at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). ...More
    October 11, 2007 Posted in News
  • Hill-Rom Introduces New Wound Therapy Surface
    BATESVILLE, Ind. – Hillenbrand Industries, Inc. announces its Hill-Rom subsidiary has introduced a revolutionary new hospital bed surface that can enhance care for patients with pressure ulcers. The Hill-Rom(R) E700 Wound Surface (a low air loss therapy surface) also offers ...More
    October 11, 2007 Posted in News
  • AORN's Sterilization Practices are Up for Review
    AORN’s Recommended Practices for Sterilization in the Perioperative Practice Setting are currently up for review. Comments will be accepted through Oct. 24, 2007 and the online comment form can be accessed HERE. The proposed statement can be accessed HERE. ...More
    October 10, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Welcome!
    Welcome to the refreshed ICT website! Our editors and web guys have spent a lot of time working on this "new" site to give a clean, easy to maneuver site. It is important for us to know, like the print publication, that we are delivering the right information to you, and in ...More
    October 10, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Ideas for Infection Prevention Week
    I know you are gearing up for Infection Prevention Week, Oct. 14-20, so I’d like to share with readers the various ways ICPs are raising awareness at their facilities. Carol Steinbock, MT (AMT-HEW), the laboratory manager and ICP at Mercy Health Love County Hospital, ...More
    October 9, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • An AIDS-Related Virus Reveals More Ways to Cause Cancer
    Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have shed new light on how Kaposi’s Sarcoma-associated Herpes Virus (KSHV) subverts normal cell machinery to cause cancer. A KSHV protein called latency-associated nuclear antigen, LANA for short, helps the ...More
    October 8, 2007 Posted in News
  • Central Nervous System Infections Rare but Devastating Following Heart Transplantation
    Central nervous system infections develop infrequently following heart transplants but are a significant predictor of death, according to an article posted online today that will appear in the December 2007 print issue of Archives of Neurology. In the past 10 years, ...More
    October 8, 2007 Posted in News
  • Pneumonia Patients Who Previously Received Vaccine Have Lower Rate of Death or ICU Admission
    Among patients hospitalized with community-acquired pneumonia, those who had previously received the pneumococcal vaccine had a lower risk of death and admission to the intensive care unit than patients who were not vaccinated, according to a report in the Oct. 8 issue of ...More
    October 8, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Data Show Ceftobiprole as Effective as Combination Therapy in Treating Patients with Diabetic Foot Infections
    RARITAN, N.J. -- Johnson & Johnson Pharmaceutical Research & Development, L.L.C. today announced results from a Phase III trial that showed that investigational antibiotic ceftobiprole was found to clinically cure 86 percent of patients with diabetic foot infections ...More
    October 8, 2007 Posted in News