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  • The Bundle and Beyond
    At the Infusion Nursing Society (INS) meeting in May 2009 a panel discussion was held to address methods of reducing central line-associated bloodstream infections (CLABSI). This article presents results experienced by clinicians in their continuing efforts to reduce ...More
    May 3, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • Surgeons' Prevention Program Reduces Incidence of Postoperative Pneumonia
    The results of new research results published in the April issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons show that a pilot pneumonia-prevention program significantly reduced postoperative pneumonia in a hospital surgical ward. Postoperative pneumonia is a common ...More
    May 3, 2010 Posted in News
  • Disease Caused by Insect Bites Can be Transmitted to Children at Birth
    A North Carolina State University researcher has discovered that bacteria transmitted by fleas–and potentially ticks–can be passed to human babies by the mother, causing chronic infections and raising the possibility of bacterially induced birth defects.Dr. Ed ...More
    May 3, 2010 Posted in News
  • Isolation Critical to Preventing Transmission of C. diff Infection
    A team of researchers from Leeds Teaching Hospitals National Health Service Trust and the University of Leeds in the United Kingdom is reporting in the latest issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases on the importance of isolation as quickly as possible following the onset of ...More
    May 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • Greetings from San Diego and the IAHCSMM Annual Meeting
    We have convened in beautiful San Diego for the IAHCSMM annual meeting, and I'm looking forward to seeing friends and colleagues who work in one of the most critical areas of any hospital -- the sterile processing department. I salute these marvelously dedicated ...More
    May 2, 2010 Posted in Blogs
  • Fighting Fungal Infections With Bacteria
    A bacterial pathogen can communicate with yeast to block the development of drug-resistant yeast infections, say Irish scientists writing in the May issue of Microbiology. The research could be a step towards new strategies to prevent hospital-acquired infections associated ...More
    May 1, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Unmasking Anthrax for Immune Destruction
    Anthrax-causing bacteria can be engineered to shed their invisibility cloaks, making it easier for the immune system to eradicate it, according to a new study published in Microbiology. The work could lead to new measures to treat anthrax infection in the event of a ...More
    May 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • Study Shows Reduction in Post-Cesarean Section Infection Through Comprehensive Prevention Strategy
    A new study published in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Control concluded a statistically significant reduction in the rate of surgical site infections (SSI) in patients undergoing cesarean section (C-section) delivery  (7.5 percent versus 1.2 ...More
    May 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • Ansell Healthcare Announces New Green Packaging Solution
    Ansell Healthcare Products LLC announces that it has improved its glove packaging with a newer, greener design that significantly reduces packaging waste and also helps conserve fuel consumption.Ansell’s increased-count exam pack contains more exam gloves per box ...More
    May 1, 2010 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • More Americans Got Seasonal Flu Vaccination in 2009-10 than in Previous Years
    More Americans were vaccinated against seasonal flu during the 2009-10 season (40 percent of eligible population) than during the previous flu season (33 percent of eligible population), according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ...More
    April 29, 2010 Posted in News