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  • The CSSD's Supportive Role in Hospital Infection Control
    Each day, millions of medical procedures are performed in healthcare facilities worldwide, with caregivers and patients relying on the availability and use of a wide range of supplies, instruments and equipment. These devices must be properly cleaned, disinfected and/or ...More
    April 27, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • Certification: A Necessity for SP/CS Professionals
    ICT talked to Don Gordon, MPS, CRCST, FCS, a former central sterile manager, past-president of IAHCSMM, and current territory representative for Healthmark Industries Co., about the importance of certification of sterile processing (SP) and central sterile (CS) department ...More
    April 27, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • The Importance of SPD and OR Working Together
    One cannot deny the purpose and role of the sterile processing department (SPD) in the hospital. This is especially true if you work in the operating room (OR). Still, the importance of SPD is often forgotten until a problem during a surgical case arises. Healthcare workers ...More
    April 27, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • New SPD Meets More Than Just Organizational Goals
    The grand opening of the new Stafford Hospital Center in Stafford, Va. was held on Feb. 27, 2009. What a great feeling this accomplishment gave everyone involved, as it provided us with a brand-new sterile processing department (SPD). New sterilizers, new tables, new ...More
    April 27, 2010 Posted in Articles
  • New Avenues for Overcoming Tuberculosis Drug Resistance
    Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a global health problem, in part due to the exceptional drug resistance displayed by the TB-causing agent, Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Beyond even acquired drug resistance, these bacteria are also inherently resistant to many other common ...More
    April 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Drugs Used for Treatment of Influenza in Pregnancy Appear to be Safe
    Tamiflu and two other drugs used to treat influenza appear safe for pregnant women and their babies, researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found in a retrospective study of 239 cases of women who received the medications during pregnancy.The study provides ...More
    April 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • Merely Seeing Disease Symptoms May Promote Aggressive Immune Response
    Just seeing someone who looks sick is enough to make your immune system work harder, according to a new study in which volunteers looked at pictures of sick people. This may help fight off pathogens, says Mark Schaller from the University of British Columbia who conducted ...More
    April 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • Kimberly-Clark Celebrates Record Attendance for HAI Education Bus Tour
    Now in its third tour around the country, the Kimberly-Clark Health Care HAI Education Bus celebrates its attendance record and number of facilities visited. Since its launch in 2008, the bus has visited a total of 186 facilities, delivering more than 50,000 accredited ...More
    April 27, 2010 Posted in News
  • BioMérieux’s 2010 Odyssey Hits the Road in the Battle Against Superbugs
    BioMérieux, a leader in the field of in vitro diagnostics, begins its sixth tour across the United States and Canada to provide industry professionals with innovative training in advanced diagnostics solutions that can improve public health in the fight against ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in News
  • STERIS Launches Site to Help with System 1 Transition
    In reaction to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s concerns over the STERIS SYSTEM 1 Liquid Chemical Sterilant Processing System, STERIS has launched a new Web site with a number of downloadable tools. These include the crucial “Certificate of Medical ...More
    April 26, 2010 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization