• Medline Launches New Online Reporting Tool
    MUNDELEIN, Ill. -- Medline Industries, Inc., a privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies, is launching "Medline Insight," a new online reporting tool that can help hospitals, health systems and nursing homes easily track their supply chain activity ...More
    March 29, 2005 Posted in News
  • STERIS Corporation Targets Healthcare-Acquired Infections
    MENTOR, Ohio -- STERIS Corporation announces the U.S. launch of Partners in Your Care, an evidence-based program shown to increase and sustain hand-hygiene compliance and thus reduce healthcare-acquired infections by partnering patients with healthcare workers. "Think about ...More
    March 29, 2005 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • New Jersey's Tuberculosis Program Celebrates 50 Percent Reduction in Cases on World Tuberculosis Day
    On World Tuberculosis Day, March 24, 2005, the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) announced that its efforts to eliminate tuberculosis (TB) transmission resulted in a 51 percent decline in total cases in New Jersey from 1992 to 2004.  More than ...More
    March 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • FDA Asks U.S. Marshals to Seize Adulterated and Misbranded Hospital Bed Systems
    In a response to ongoing concerns about manufacturing quality and labeling, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Department of Justice this week initiated seizures of all finished Vail 500, 1000, and 2000 Enclosed Bed Systems made by Vail Products, Inc., located ...More
    March 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • New Estimates for the Causes of Child Deaths Worldwide
    The most accurate estimates of the causes of child deaths to date, published in this week’s issue of The Lancet, reveal that worldwide more than 70 percent of the 10.6 million child deaths that occur annually are attributable to six causes: pneumonia (19 percent), diarrhea ...More
    March 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Study Documents Progress in QIO Hospital Work
    A study published March 21, 2005 in the bi-monthly journal Health Services Research presents a positive assessment of Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) work to improve care in hospitals. Researchers conducted interviews with 100 directors of quality management from a ...More
    March 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Vaccine Prevents Deadly Pneumonia in African Children, New Clinical Trial Confirms
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Global health leaders today presented new research showing that vaccinating infants against Streptococcus pneumoniae -- a bacterium that causes deadly pneumonia, meningitis and sepsis – could substantially reduce death and serious illness among children ...More
    March 25, 2005 Posted in News
  • Child Care May Affect Entire Community's Risks of Infection
    Any parent knows how quickly a cold or a cough can spread between children who play together. However, child care may also affect an entire community's carriage of potentially dangerous bacteria known as Streptococcus pneumoniae, according to an article in the April 1, 2005 ...More
    March 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • Florida Department of Health Investigates Infections
    TALLAHASSEE— The Florida Department of Health (DOH) is working closely with local county health departments, infectious disease experts and local hospitals to investigate recently reported cases of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) in children.  “We assure all Floridians ...More
    March 24, 2005 Posted in News
  • NIAID Initiates Trial of Experimental Avian Flu Vaccine
    Fast-track recruitment has begun for a trial to investigate the safety of a vaccine against H5N1 avian influenza, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), announced today. Sites in Rochester, N.Y., ...More
    March 23, 2005 Posted in News