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  • Researchers Develop Technology for Early Detection of Viruses
    Edward Yeung uses laser beams to light up tags that indicate molecules of human papillomavirus are present in a cell. Photo by Jim Heemstra. Iowa State University researchers have developed a technology that detects a single molecule of the virus associated with cervical ...More
    October 31, 2007 Posted in News
  • Cardinal Health Introduces New Tool to Combat MRSA Infections in Hospitals
    DUBLIN, Ohio -- Cardinal Health, a global provider of products and services that improve the safety and productivity of healthcare, today announced a new service to help hospitals combat methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infections that are responsible for ...More
    October 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • U.S. Health System is Unprepared for Large-Scale Disaster, Warns PricewaterhouseCoopers
    NEW YORK -- Those on the front line in a disaster -- hospitals, medical personnel, public health officials and local emergency workers -- will be unprepared to seamlessly handle a surge of patient casualties or to orchestrate a timely, cohesive recovery effort, concludes a ...More
    October 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Tool Assists Planners in Pandemic Preparedness
    Public health planners have a new tool to help them prepare for one of the most daunting public health emergencies: an influenza pandemic. PandemicPractices.org, launched this fall by the Center for Infectious Disease Research & Policy (CIDRAP) at the University of ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Battling the Superbugs
    Sometimes, the laws of evolution play against us. Just as the turning of centuries and generations have made we mere humans a stronger, healthier race, so to have the years been kind to our nemeses.The organisms that lurk in today’s healthcare environments are more ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • In the Eye of the Storm: Is Your Hospital Prepared for the Next Disaster?
    Hospital staffs are pressed with more immediate concerns than perhaps ever before. Among all this change and sometimes strife is a lurking, monumental concern that needs to be addressed but that requires funding and resources that many hospitals do not have. The concern? ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in Articles
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    October 29, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Protecting the Epidermis and the Bottom Line
    In August, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) said hospitals will not receive payments for healthcare-acquired pressure ulcers. The final rule for changes to the Medicare program’s hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) for 2008, effective ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • How Efficient is Your Custom Pack Program in the Operating Room?
    A custom pack or module is a specific way in which surgical supplies used for surgery are placed in a convenient pouch-pack. By opening one pouch or wrapper everything you need is already sterile and prepared for your surgery. Many institutions have custom pack programs ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • From Katrina to Pandemic-Business as Unusual: Adaptation of a Proven Response Model
    As Hurricane Katrina approached the coasts of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama in September 2005, no one expected it would affect the lives of residents more than 500 miles away. Located in north central Texas, Tarrant County is an urban county housing Fort Worth and ...More
    October 29, 2007 Posted in Articles