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  • AORN Offers Webinars in Celebration of Perioperative Nurse Week
    In celebration of Perioperative Nurse Week, Nov. 8-14, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is offering free to its members a series of "Chasing Zero" Webinars, funded through the AORN Foundation by a grant from CareFusion. The Webinar, "Chasing Zero: ...More
    October 29, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Deadline for MRSA Prevalence Survey Participation is Extended
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces that the deadline for participation in the 2010 MRSA Prevalence Survey has been extended to December 31, 2010 due to the high number of APIC members expressing the need for additional ...More
    October 29, 2010 Posted in News
  • Fear of Germs Threatening the Handshake
    Don't be surprised if your handshake is left hanging this cold and flu season. According to a recent survey commissioned by PURELL® Instant Hand Sanitizer, 2 in 5 American adults (nearly 92 million people) have hesitated to shake hands with someone because they were afraid ...More
    October 29, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Toolkit Educates on Elderly Skin Care
    GOJO Industries offers its new C.A.R.E. Solutions Director of Nursing Skin Care Toolkit as an aid in making resident skin care in long-term care facilities easy and effective. The kit of educational materials is intended for use with the GOJO line of PROVON® hand, body and ...More
    October 29, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Survey Reveals Americans' Expectations of Hand Sanitizers
    Fifty-eight percent of Americans think hand sanitizers last 30 times longer than the leading products actually do, according to results from a nationwide survey of 1,007 men and women released today. Many Americans use hand sanitizers for peace of mind, but what they don't ...More
    October 29, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Study Finds SwabCap Passively Disinfects IV Needleless Connectors
    A study and review performed by clinicians of PICC Excellence, Inc. found a disinfection cap that dispenses 70 percent isopropyl alcohol is effective in disinfecting IV needleless connectors after five minutes. The study shows that if a needleless connector is covered and ...More
    October 29, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • New Treatment for Nipah and Hendra Viruses Identified by Researchers
    Scientists at Weill Cornell Medical College have identified a potential new treatment for the Nipah and Hendra viruses, two lethal and emerging viruses for which there is currently no treatment or vaccine available. The approach could also lead to new therapies for measles, ...More
    October 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Scientist to Examine Link Between Microbiota and Auto-Immune Diseases
    Rising levels of allergic asthma and eczema in North American children have Canadian scientists wondering if there is such a thing as being "too clean". "We see auto-immune diseases like asthma and eczema increasing rapidly in North American children, but we don't see the ...More
    October 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • More Older Americans Getting Pneumonia Shots
    Between 2000 and 2007, the proportion of Americans age 65 and older who were vaccinated against pneumonia increased from 53 percent to 58 percent, but the rate fell far short of the Healthy People 2010 goal of 90 percent for pneumonia vaccinations in that age group, ...More
    October 28, 2010 Posted in News
  • Scientists Investigate Evolution of New Polio Virus
    The virus, called enterovirus 71, is closely related to poliovirus, and was first detected in California in the 1960s. Since then the virus has spread across Asia, affecting mostly children and some adults. Serious cases of the disease can include neurological disorders ...More
    October 28, 2010 Posted in News