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  • ICT calendar
    JANUARY 2008 15-18 ICT Conference on Professional Development Bahia Hotel, San Diego www.ictconference.com MARCH 2008 3-7 EPI 101 and 201 courses New Orleans www.apic.org 30-April 3 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) annual congress Anaheim, ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases Pose Threat but are Largely Preventable, CDC Says
    The 20th century has seen phenomenal advances in medical research and technology, yet infectious disease is still one of the top international killers. Emerging infectious diseases can be the most worrisome since oftentimes less is known about them than their more ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Persistence of Nosocomial Pathogens Requires Proper Environmental Cleaning
    The jury is still out in terms of industry agreement on the degree to which the healthcare environment serves as a reservoir for a variety of infectious microorganisms. In its 2003 guidelines addressing environmental infection control in healthcare facilities, the ...More
  • A Call to Action: Eliminating Healthcare-Associated Infections
    Every year about 2 million patients develop serious infections as a result of hospitalization for an unrelated condition in the United States — about 1 out of every 136 hospitalized patients.1 Not only do these healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) exact an enormous toll ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Meet the 2008 ICT Educator of the Year: Barbara DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC
    San Francisco resident Barbara DeBaun, RN, MSN, CIC, has worked in infection prevention and control for more than 30 years. The former director of infection control and patient safety at California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), DeBaun is currently improvement advisor for ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Coming to Terms with MRSA
    The deaths of two youths from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has galvanized the public’s attention on MRSA, a foe that infection control practitioners (ICPs) have been fighting in hospitals for years. Now that the concept of community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
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    Managers Explore the Importance of Transparency in Today’s OR Suite Many of the educational sessions of this year’s Managing Today’s OR Suite, held in San Diego Oct. 3-5, touched upon the importance of maintaining a transparent operating room (OR), in which adverse events, ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Water Bath Fluid Warmers: What are the Risks?
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, approximately 2 million patients admitted to acute-care hospitals in the United States acquire infections that were not related to the condition for which they were hospitalized. These infections ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
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  • Rotary International and Gates Foundation Together Commit $200 Million to Eradicate Polio
    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Rotary International today announced a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will inject a much-needed $200 million into the global campaign to eradicate polio, a crippling and sometimes fatal disease that still paralyzes children ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in News