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  • Hand Hygiene Monograph Released by The Joint Commission
    To help healthcare organizations target their efforts in measuring hand hygiene performance, The Joint Commission is releasing “Measuring Hand Hygiene Adherence: Overcoming the Challenges.”           The ...More
    May 1, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Hype and Hysteria
    I wanted to tell you about a terrific blog from The Los Angeles Times, “Hyping Swine Flu Isn't Really Healthy,” in which blogger James Rainey captures the sentiment that most of us are feeling right now – let’s not blow this flu stuff out of ...More
    May 1, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Hand Hygiene as Flu Protective Measure
    As H1N1 influenza A (swine flu) spreads, keeping hands clean is one of the most important ways to prevent  infection and illness. "Frequent handwashing is probably the single most effective and simplest intervention you can do to protect yourself and your family," ...More
    May 1, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • New Technology Promising Against Resistant Staph Infections
    Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of YeshivaUniversity have combined their revolutionary new drug-delivery system with a powerful antimicrobial agent to treat potentially deadly drug-resistant staph infections in a mouse model. The study is published this ...More
    April 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Researchers Design Method to Induce Immunity to Certain STDs
    Chlamydia trachomatis is the most common bacterial agent of sexually transmitted disease, accounting for more than a million reported infections in the United States each year. Researchers at the California NanoSystems Institute (CNSI) at UCLA and the David Geffen School of ...More
    April 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Swine Flu: Top 20 Answers You Need to Know
    With more outbreaks of the new strain of swine flu come outbreaks of misinformation and rumor. Below are 20 questions answered by infectious disease expert Charles Ericsson, MD, professor of internal medicine and director of travel medicine at the University of Texas ...More
    April 30, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Infection Preventionists Urge Public to Stay Calm, Heed Advice About Swine Flu
    The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) today encouraged the public to remain calm, listen to public health authorities and follow common sense health precautions during the swine influenza A (H1N1) virus outbreak.“This is the ...More
    April 30, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • WHO Offers Interim Guidance for Swine Flu Outbreaks
    The current situation regarding the outbreaks of A(H1N1) swine influenza is evolving rapidly, and countries from different regions of the globe have been affected. Based on epidemiological data, human-to-human transmission has been demonstrated along with the ability of the ...More
    April 30, 2009 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Using a Small Stockpile of a Secondary Antiviral Drug in a Flu Pandemic
    In a global influenza pandemic, small stockpiles of a secondary flu medication – if used early in local outbreaks – could extend the effectiveness of primary drug stockpiles, according to research made available today ahead of publication in PLoS Medicine. Many ...More
    April 30, 2009 Posted in News
  • Social Separation Stops Flu Spread, but Must be Started Soon
    A disease spread simulation has emphasized that flu interventions must be imposed quickly, if they are to be effective. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health have shown that staying at home, closing schools and isolating infected people within the ...More
    April 30, 2009 Posted in News