• Immune Cells Take Divergent Paths When Fighting Infections
    How do immune cells decide to respond to invading microbes by either fighting to the death or becoming the body’s memory for future infections? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that immune cells can differ in their inheritance ...More
    March 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Workers Exposed to HIV on Job Need Preventive Treatment
    A review of existing research confirms that healthcare workers should undergo a month of preventive drug treatment if they are exposed to HIV on the job. Still, the reviewers say that there’s been little research into occupational postexposure prophylaxis, and it’s still ...More
    March 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • ICT Conference on Professional Development Attracts 131 Infection Prevention Professionals
    LAS VEGAS – Infection prevention and control nurses, managers, and directors attended three days of seminars, networking events and exhibits at the first ICT Conference on Professional Development held at the Hampton Inn Tropicana in Las Vegas, January 24-26. The conference ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Busting Bugs in Las Vegas, ICT Style
    A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of the infection prevention professionals who joined us in Las Vegas in January for the firstever ICT Conference on Professional Development. It was a three-day learning and laughter fest, where infection control practitioners (ICPs) ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
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    MARCH 2007 6 APIC Grand Rounds: A Call to Action -- Elimination of MRSA TransmissionSt. Louis www.apic.org 10-15 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) annual meetingOrlando, Fla.www.aorn.org 27 APIC Grand Rounds: A Call to Action -- Elimination of MRSA ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • New Initiatives, Practices Make Strides in Fight Against SSIs
    Surgical site infections have been a long time threat to the health of America’s patients. Government agencies and infection control practitioners are fighting back — and winning. Two national initiatives that have made great strides in the care of surgical patients and ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Myriad Fluid Management AND Disposal Choices ARE Available FOR THE OR
    Fluid management and disposal in the operating room (OR) can get messy — especially during orthopedic and neurological surgery — but fortunately, a myriad of options exists for getting rid of fluid efficiently and thereby reducing exposure to infection. The topic could ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • FEATURED AT AORN 2007
    Featured at this year’s Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)’s annual Congress, being held March 11-15, 2007 in Orlando, Fla., is a host of products designed to help operating room nurse managers, sterile processing personnel, and infection control ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • TOC March 2007
    New Initiatives, Practices Make Strides in Fight Against SSIs By Jennifer Schraag Clearing the Path: Skin Antisepsis Continues to Evolve By Jennifer Schraag Aseptic Technique: No Major Changes But More Important Than Ever By Michelle Beaver Myriad Fluid Management and ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Managing Today’s OR Suite Conference Emphasizes Teamwork
    The power of teams was a theme at the 19th annual Managing Today’s OR Suite, held Nov 8-10, 2006 in Orlando. The conference, sponsored by OR Manager, Inc., brought together 839 operating room managers and directors for three days of education and a surgical trade show with ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles