• SurgiLance Inc. Names Hugh Cooper as Chairman; Patrick Yi to Take Helm as President and CEO
    SurgiLance, Inc., the Atlanta-based sales, marketing and distribution subsidiary of SurgiLance Pte Ltd, of Singapore, announced today that Hugh Cooper has been named Chairman of SurgiLance, Inc., effective Jan. 1, 2005. Cooper has managed SurgiLance Inc. since its inception ...More
    January 4, 2005 Posted in News
  • MedPAC Releases CRNFA Report
    The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is reporting that the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) released a mandated report to Congress late last week regarding its study of Part B Medicare reimbursement for Certified Registered Nurse First ...More
    January 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • Aerogen Inc. Announces Initiation of a Phase 2 Multi-Center Study of Its Aerosolized Antibiotic for Treatment of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia
    MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. -- Aerogen, Inc. announces that a Phase 2 multi-center study evaluating an aerosolized antibiotic for treatment of ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) in the critical care setting is underway.  This study involves aerosolized delivery of ...More
    January 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • Hospira Supports Tsunami Disaster Relief With $300,000 and Medical Product Donations
    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Hospira, Inc. and its employees announced that they are contributing $300,000, as well as product donations, to support the relief efforts related to last weekend's earthquake and tsunamis affecting southern Asia and the eastern coast of Africa. Hospira ...More
    January 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • Urinary Tract Infections Likely Caused by Tainted Food
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- A multi-state outbreak of urinary tract infections caused by drug-resistant Escherichia coli was probably due to consumption of a contaminated food product of animal origin, such as meat or milk, according to an article in the Jan. 15, 2005 issue of ...More
    January 3, 2005 Posted in News
  • Renowned Expert Dennis Maki, MD Addresses Catheter-RelatedInfections
    Renowned Expert Dennis Maki, MD Addresses Catheter-Related Infections ICT spoke with Dennis G. Maki, MD, professor of medicine and head of the Section of Infectious Disease at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Medical School. As a world-renowned specialist in infectious ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Surveillance
    Epidemiology 101: Surveying the Scene By Kris Ellis The primary goals of any effective infection control program include the protection of patients, healthcare workers (HCWs) and all others who work in or visit the healthcare environment. Infection control practitioners ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today: References
    REFERENCES “EPIDEMIOLOGY 101: SURVEYING THE SCENE,” BY KRIS ELLIS, PAGE 12. 1. Scheckler WE, et al. Requirements for infrastructure and essential activities of infection control and epidemiology in hospitals: A consensus panel report. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol. ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • The Materials Management Team:
    The Materials Management Team: Uniting the Key Players in IC, OR, and Purchasing By John Roark Building relationships. Creating alliances. Opening the lines of communication. A strong materials management team makes a significant difference. In too many facilities, ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles
  • Future Forcast
    Future Forcast Peering Into the Crystal Ball for 2005’s Biggest IC Issues By Kelly M. Pyrek The new year seems to be picking up where 2004 left off, with the anticipated release of updated guidelines, plus continued work on issues that persist, such as tackling ...More
    January 1, 2005 Posted in Articles