• Pertussis: Not Just for Children
    Pertussis, also known as whooping cough, is not just a childhood disease. The pathogen Bordetella pertussis is highly infectious and an infection may occur at any age. The risk of a pertussis infection can be greatly reduced by vaccination, as Marion Riffelmann of the ...More
    September 25, 2008 Posted in News
  • Webinar Panic
    We know you love our free Webinars, as evidenced by the large numbers of you who take advantage of this educational opportunity. This is just a reminder that the vast majority of our Webinars are NOT live; they are pre-recorded, and the dates are merely release dates ...More
    September 23, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Survey of Infection Preventionists Indicates Need for Increase in Physician Leadership in Preventing HAIs
    ARLINGTON, Va. – An increase in executive and physician leadership and improvements in general infection prevention practices are needed to help prevent healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) and improve patient care, according to a survey of more than 930 infection ...More
    September 23, 2008 Posted in News
  • AORN's "Recommended Practices for High-Level Disinfection" is Open for Review
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)’s Recommended Practices for High-Level Disinfection is open for public review and comment. The review period is Sept. 17 through Oct. 17. For more information, CLICK HERE. ...More
    September 23, 2008 Posted in News
  • Key Ways to Measure Drug-Resistant Infections in Healthcare
    Healthcare experts today published a position paper that provides strategies that healthcare facilities can use to monitor trends in the occurrence of emerging drug-resistant pathogens and determine the impact of local intervention efforts. “Recommendations for ...More
    September 23, 2008 Posted in News
  • Honey Effective in Killing Bacteria that Cause Chronic Sinusitis
    CHICAGO – Honey is very effective in killing bacteria in all its forms, especially the drug-resistant biofilms that make treating chronic rhinosinusitis difficult, according to research presented during the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery ...More
    September 23, 2008 Posted in News
  • What is the Best Strategy for Treating Helicobacter pylori?
    The most popular treatment for H pylori is triple therapy but resistance to Clarithromycin is reducing its effectiveness. Courses using four drugs have been known to be more successful but are used less popular because of their side effects. So, what is the best way for ...More
    September 23, 2008 Posted in News
  • Hand Hygiene Habits Remain Stagnant; National Clean Hands Week is Sept. 21-27, 2008
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Despite the threat of getting sick during cold and flu season, fewer Americans say they are regularly washing their hands. The fourth Clean Hands Report Card®, issued by the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), gives Americans a ...More
    September 22, 2008 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • “Friendly” Bacteria Protect Against Type 1 Diabetes, Yale Researchers Find
    In a dramatic illustration of the potential for microbes to prevent disease, researchers at Yale University and the University of Chicago showed that mice exposed to common stomach bacteria were protected against the development of Type I diabetes.The findings, reported in ...More
    September 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • CDC Expands Testing Recommendations for Chronic Hepatitis B Infection
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has published new recommendations for healthcare providers that are designed to increase routine testing in the United States for chronic hepatitis B, a major cause of liver disease and liver cancer.  The CDC ...More
    September 22, 2008 Posted in News