• Florida Department of Health Continues to Investigate E. coli Cases
    TALLAHASSEE— The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is working closely with state and local partners to continue investigating reported cases of E. coli O157:H7 and/or Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) in central Florida. As of March 30, 2005, there have been 19 cases ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Automating Central Sterile: Instrument Tracking Systems in Action
    Automating Central Sterile: Instrument Tracking Systems in Action By Kris Ellis More and more healthcare facilities are realizing the many benefits of surgical instrument tracking systems. From increasing employee productivity to decreasing unnecessary expenditures, ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • The Basics of Pressure Ulcers
    Essentials of Wound and Burn CareBy John Roark Burns, punctures, cuts, surgical incisions, pressure sores and diabetic ulcers are all wounds that can easily become infected. Preventative measures must be taken to avoid this danger.Simply put, an infected wound contains a ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Persistent and Residual Antimicrobial Effects: Are They Important in the Clinical Setting?
    Persistent and Residual Antimicrobial Effects: Are They Important in the Clinical Setting? By Daryl S. Paulson, PhD Antiseptics marketed as surgical scrub formulations must meet certain effectiveness requirements that relate to their immediate, persistent, and preferably, ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today: Product Locator
    Discounted TV Remotes Introducing NosoControl — the first low-cost, disposable TV remote. TV remote keypads are the most manipulated objects in the patient’s room. Nosocontrol remotes have been created to reduce the risk of acquisition of nosocomial pathogens from patient ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Incoming AORN President Sets Ambitious Agenda for Perioperative Nurses
    Incoming AORN President Sets Ambitious Agenda for Perioperative Nurses By Kelly M. Pyrek Sharon A. McNamara, RN, MS, CNOR, director of surgical services at Wake Med in Raleigh, N.C., has her sights set on an ambitious agenda for the presidency she is about to assume at this ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • How to Throw an Infection Control Party
    How to Throw an Infection Control Party By Susan J. Taylor, MS, MT (ASCP), CIC Through an audio conference, Didier Pittet, MD, of the University of Geneva Hospital in Switzerland, shared his hospital’s experience of a three-year, hospital-wide promotion of a hand hygiene ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • The Sterile Processing Factory Goal: 100 Percent 3
    The Sterile Processing Factory Goal: 100 Percent 3 By John Kimsey and Jim Barton In today’s healthcare environment, two seemingly conflicting concerns exist – reducing operating budgets and providing quality patient outcomes. While many healthcare professionals see these as ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today: IC Business
    Smart Sharps Evaluation Making a Case for Change By Kathy Dix Introducing a new sharps-safety device to your facility takes more than just purchasing the product and making it available; you must often create a committee to review possible replacements for primary and ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • FEATURED AT AORN
    FEATURED AT AORN Case Medical Case Medical® offers innovative products for the world healthcare community. The SteriTite® sealed container system and MediTray® products provide an easy-to-use and cost-effective system for the organization, protection, sterilization and ...More
    April 1, 2005 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization