• Roundtable Assembles Thought Leaders on Sharps Safety
    Needlesticks and sharps injuries continue to be a significant occupational hazard. Healthcare workers (HCWs) sustain between 600,000 and 1 million injuries from conventional needles and sharps annually. In 2000, then-President Bill Clinton signed into law the Needlestick ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Materials Management
    The continually skyrocketing cost of healthcare in the United States impacts every facet of a healthcare organization’s operations. In particular, materials managers and others involved in managing supply chains feel the pressure to eke out savings wherever possible. ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Calendar
    1-31 National Immunization Awareness Month Sponsored by the National Partnership for Immunization (703) 836-6110 www.partnersforimmunization.org 8-10 EPI 101 courseSponsored by APIC Westin O’Hare, Rosemont, Ill.www.apic.org 13-16 Association for Healthcare Resource and ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • I’ll See You in Cyberspace!
    Have you checked out our new Web sites? The redesign project of the ICT and ICE Institute Web sites is another component of our ongoing improvements to the entire infection-prevention education platform we provide, and a fitting endeavor during our 10th year anniversary, ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • New Study Indicates Needlestick Injuries Continue to Cause Significant Concern
    ATLANTA-- Inviro Medical announces the findings of the 2006 Study of Needlestick Injuries and Safety Devices, an independent nationwide study of directors of infection control (DICs) and nurses. The findings reveal needlestick injuries (NSIs) affect the vast majority of ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Antimicrobials
    The growing use of antimicrobial products is infiltrating healthcare systems across the nation. Are they truly affecting change in the fi ght against infection transmission, or are they simply providing a false sense of security? There is no argument that infectious ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • APIC Research Foundation Awards Two Student Grants
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Two public health students have been named recipients of grants awarded by the APIC Research Foundation’s Student Grant Program. Rolando Gonzalez, BS, MS a student at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health received an award for the research ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Study Shows Most Ear Infections Host Both Bacteria and Viruses
    Ear infections are among the most common diseases seen in pediatric practice. They have generally been considered bacterial diseases and are therefore usually treated with antibiotics. New research, published in the December 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases and ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Rare Infections After Medically Induced Abortions Likely Not Drug-Related
    Since 2000, five women in North America who had medically induced abortions (MIAs) died from toxic shock caused by a Clostridium sordellii infection. This has led some people to question the safety of the combination of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol frequently used ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in News
  • Perioperative Nurse Week is November 12-18, 2006
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses is celebrating Perioperative Nurse Week, November 12-18, 2006. This year’s theme, “We’re There for Safe Care,” conveys that patient safety is a critical element of daily practice. AORN encourages healthcare professionals to ...More
    November 6, 2006 Posted in News