• Playing it Safe: Best Practices in Handling Packs, Trays, and Cases
    The various packs, trays, and cases that move through the operating rooms (ORs) and central sterile department of a healthcare facility come in contact with many opportunities to become compromised. Maintaining the integrity of the packaging and meeting the ultimate goal of ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control in the ICU
    The intensive care unit (ICU) of the hospital has always been where the most vulnerable patients are kept, so they can be closely monitored and treated, often with a one-to-one ratio of nurse to patient, for the most scrupulous of care. Even with great advances in medical ...More
  • The Evolving World of OR Infection Control
    In the current era of evidence-based medicine, infection control practices and policies are increasingly subject to rigorous scientific study and data. Just as new and promising approaches to infection control issues emerge from the literature, some established practices ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Pandemicals
    CPA: Contagious Pathogens Aboard We don’t get to pick on accountants much in our line of work. So, being an equal-opportunity critic, we relished this bulletin. A University of Arizona study found that accountants’ workplaces — yes, accountants — have the second highest ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Product Locator
    Cardinal Health Cardinal Health introduces a surgical drape specifically designed to meet the needs of the two most common bariatric surgeries: Roux-en-Y gastric by-pass and laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding. This unique surgical drape has been engineered with the ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Meeting the Challenge
    THE PERIOPERATIVE EDUCATOR has a challenge common to all teachers — making information fresh when it’s been heard a hundred times before. Repetition can only do so much. It becomes the educator’s responsibility to make data exciting or interesting to the healthcare ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Roundtable Assembles Thought Leaders on Sharps Safety
    Needlesticks and sharps injuries continue to be a significant occupational hazard. Healthcare workers (HCWs) sustain between 600,000 and 1 million injuries from conventional needles and sharps annually. In 2000, then-President Bill Clinton signed into law the Needlestick ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Materials Management
    The continually skyrocketing cost of healthcare in the United States impacts every facet of a healthcare organization’s operations. In particular, materials managers and others involved in managing supply chains feel the pressure to eke out savings wherever possible. ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Calendar
    1-31 National Immunization Awareness Month Sponsored by the National Partnership for Immunization (703) 836-6110 www.partnersforimmunization.org 8-10 EPI 101 courseSponsored by APIC Westin O’Hare, Rosemont, Ill.www.apic.org 13-16 Association for Healthcare Resource and ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • I’ll See You in Cyberspace!
    Have you checked out our new Web sites? The redesign project of the ICT and ICE Institute Web sites is another component of our ongoing improvements to the entire infection-prevention education platform we provide, and a fitting endeavor during our 10th year anniversary, ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles