• AAOHN Celebrates National Occupational Health Nursing Week
    ATLANTA -- To recognize the contributions of the occupational and environmental health nursing profession, the American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) will celebrate the fourth annual National Occupational Health Nursing Week April 16-20, 2007. This ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Trichomoniasis: The Most Common Curable STD in U.S. Affects 7.4 Million Annually
    SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- During National Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Awareness Month this April, Mission Pharmacal is urging increased awareness of, and testing for, trichomoniasis (also known as "trich"), the most common curable STD in the United States. Awareness of ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Wound Care
    Most wounds can be prevented. “In fact, 99.9 percent are preventable. Why are they not prevented? Because of economic issues,” explains Kenneth B. Rehm, DPM, medical director of the Diabetic Foot & Wound Treatment Centers, located in San Diego. Rehm, who is board ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • HURRICANE KATRINA’S IMPACT
    Airborne and waterborne pathogens can be the culprit of many illnesses; some lifethreatening, some not. Those at highest risk are those in an immunocompromised state, but no one is safe from either pathogen’s effects. Even with today’s standards enforced by the ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • The Fight Against UTIs Continues
    A healthy person who contracts a urinary tract infection (UTI) certainly has reason to be upset, but when that person is already sick and contracts a UTI from a catheter, the risk and outrage compounds. Data on the estimated cost of catheter-associated UTIs (CAUTIs) ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • TOC April 2007
    Sterile Inventory Quality Control: Small Changes Can Lead to Big Success By Michelle Beaver Infection Control in the Dialysis Setting By Kathy Dix Raising the Bar on Quality in Sterile Processing: Adopting Failure Modes and Effects Analysis in the Healthcare Setting By Tim ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
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  • Waterborne Pathogens in Healthcare: Critical to Quality
    WATER IS THE ESSENCE OF LIFE ON EARTH. When we hear the word “water,” we naturally and instantaneously draw an association with purity, cleanliness, and rejuvenation. Refreshment on a sweltering summer day, a hot shower on a frigid winter morning, and the ritual use of ...More
  • Sterile Inventory Quality Control: Small Changes Can Lead to Big Success
    Sterile Inventory Quality Control: Small Changes Can Lead to Big Success By Michelle Beaver Time, space, poor resources, and lack of know-how -- any of these factors can contribute to problems with sterile inventory storage. Some factors are unavoidable, but knowledge can ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Foss Manufacturing Company
    Foss Manufacturing Company Foss announces its Fosshield® antimicrobial technology that is designed to inhibit the growth of destructive and odor-causing bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungus. A unique bicomponent polyester fiber includes a silver- and copper-based, inorganic ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles