• Infection Control Today: Microbiology 101 for the ICP
    Microbiology 101 for the ICPBy John RoarkA symbiotic connection between infection control and microbiology is essential. Understanding the basics of this vast area of study is the first step in establishing this connection.“It is important for the infection control ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today: Case Study
    Transparent Membrane Dressings: a Q&A Because Dr. Dennis Maki’s interview in this issue of ICT mentions transparent polyurethane film dressings, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines respecting their use, ICT thought it would be timely to ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today: Perspectives
    The Reformation of a National Institution Combating the Burden of HAIs: A British Perspective By John Hughes and Tracey Armitage “A failing National Health Service that puts patients at risk in hospitals that are dirty and riddled with deadly bacteria.” In Control editor ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • Infection Control Today: Clinical Update
    Outbreak Investigation and Surveillance Using Technology to Track an Epidemic By Kathy Dix With so many emerging infectious diseases, and new concerns about surgical instruments and other equipment carrying the diseases, outbreak investigation has gone high-tech. Infection ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today: Case Study
    How to Secure a Peripheral IV Catheter By Bonnie Trottier, RN, CRNI Ask most nurses what is the best way to secure a peripheral intravenous (IV) catheter, and you’ll hear only slight variations on a theme. While techniques differ some between institutions, standard practice ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today: OR Topics
    Sterility Assurance Through Quality Control By Heide Ames, BS, and Sandra Lee, BSM, RN Sterility assurance plays a very important role in the delivery of quality patient care. In healthcare facilities worldwide, sterility assurance activities in the central service (CS) ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Infection Control Today: References
    FEBRUARY REFERENCES “STERILITY ASSURANCE THROUGH QUALITY CONTROL,” BY HEIDE AMES, BS, AND SANDRA LEE, BSM, RN, PAGE 18. 1.ANSI/AAMI ST46:2002; Steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities: Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, ...More
  • Infection Control Today: inside central sterile
    Keeping a Clean Slate The Effort to Protect Instrumentation from Tough Infectious Agents Such as Biofilm and CJD Prions By Kris Ellis The constant battle to guard against the spread of infection and promote patient safety is waged on many fronts in each and every facility. ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Infection Control Today: Renowned Expert Dennis Maki
    Renowned Expert Dennis Maki, MD, Continues Discussion of IVs and Central Venous Catheters Second part of a two-part interview This second part of ICT’s interview with Dr. Dennis Maki centers on his views regarding central venous catheter care and maintenance. As before, ...More
    February 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Terumo Medical Corporation Announces Agreement With Healthcare Purchasing Group
    SOMERSET, N.J. -- Terumo Medical Corporation has recently signed an agreement with Healthtrust Purchasing Group (HPG) for safety needles and syringes. Terumo Medical offers a full line of safety needles and syringes to help ensure compliance with the latest Occupational ...More
    January 31, 2005 Posted in News