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  • New Joint Commission Project Tackles Handwashing Missteps
    The Joint Commission recently launched the Center for Transforming Healthcare, an entity that involves teaming with hospitals and health systems nationwide to measure and practice methods that aim to stop breakdowns in patient care, such as wrong-site surgery and improper ...More
    December 16, 2009 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
  • Gloved Hands, Surfaces are Common Culprits in Cross-Contamination
    By now, most healthcare providers realize that hand-to-surface transmission can account for a significant amount of cross-contamination when the healthcare worker then proceeds to touch the patient, items in the patient’s immediate surroundings and then moves on to ...More
  • Bacteria Wouldn't Opt for an H1N1 Flu Shot
    New research from Tel Aviv University bacteria expert Eshel Ben-Jacob of the Raymond and Beverly Sackler School of Physics and Astronomy, grounded in the study of bacteria, presents compelling evidence to suggest there may be good reasons why most people should not ...More
    December 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • TSO3 and 3M Agree to Global Channel Partnership
    TSO3 Inc. and 3M today announced that an agreement has been reached for 3M to be the exclusive supplier and distributor of TSO3's STERIZONE(R) 125L+ Sterilizer. The partnership with TSO3, an innovator in low-temperature sterilization technology for medical devices in ...More
    December 16, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Sanofi Pasteur Obtains License to Develop Vaccine to Prevent Staph Infections
    Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of the sanofi-aventis Group, announced today that it has entered into an exclusive, world-wide licensing agreement with Syntiron to develop and commercialize its prophylactic vaccine against Staphylococcus, including ...More
    December 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • MRSA Leads to Worse Outcomes, Staggering Expenses for Surgical Patients
    Post-surgical infections significantly increase the chance of hospital readmission and death and cost as much as $60,000 per patient, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers who conducted the largest study of its kind to date."We conducted a multi-center ...More
    December 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • ICT’s Top 10 Most Popular News Articles of 2009
    2009 has been an incredibly busy year, but I don't have to tell you that! I was curious to determine which news stories and articles were the most visited this year, and through a little bit of unscientific number crunching, here's our top 10 list:1. Swine Flu: Top 20 ...More
    December 15, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • H1N1 Reveals Gaps in Nation's Emergency Health Preparedness Efforts
    The seventh annual “Ready or Not? Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism report,” released today by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), found that the H1N1 flu outbreak has ...More
    December 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • H1N1 - Just a Shot in the Dark
    Well, I did it! I have joined the rank and file who have received their H1N1 vaccination. I know there have been many worries about how safe they were, if enough tests had been done on them, etc. I am living proof to tell you, yes they are.My GP received his doses sometime ...More
    December 15, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Pandemic Toolkit Offers Flu with a View
    As communities brace for rising wintertime influenza cases, scientists are developing a mathematical and visual analytic toolkit to help health officials quickly analyze pandemics and craft better response strategies.Scientists at the Department of Energy's Pacific ...More
    December 14, 2009 Posted in News