• Handing off Sharps
    Question: Is there a fail safe way to hand off sharps? Response: The Operating Room is the second most common environment where sharps injuries occur. The Center for Disease Control provides an excellent resource on line, “Workbook for Designing, Implementing, and ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Handing Off Sharps
    Question: Is there a fail safe way to hand off sharps? Response: The Operating Room is the second most common environment where sharps injuries occur. The Center for Disease Control provides an excellent resource on line, “Workbook for Designing, Implementing, and ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • New Study Calculates Millions of Years Saved in Lives of AIDS Patients
    This year, the U.S. federal government will spend $21 billion for HIV/AIDS research, treatment, prevention, and related activities. Is this enormous expenditure paying off? A study published in the July 1, 2006 issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases, now available ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in News
  • Teamwork for Infection Control:How to Implement a micro-fiber Cleaning System How to Implement a
    Teamwork for Infection Control:How to Implement a micro-fiber Cleaning System How to Implement a micro-fiber Cleaning System How to the spread of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) such as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), has not only been a primary ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Vaccinate or Not? Treat or Not? Study Looks at Health Decisions
    If a deadly bird flu reaches America, which would you choose: To get a risky experimental vaccine now, or to forego that risk but face an even greater risk of dying in the epidemic? What would you choose for your child? What if you were in charge of public health for your ...More
    May 31, 2006 Posted in News
  • Coming Soon
    Q&A Coming Soon! ...More
    May 30, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • ASHES and Language Solutions Launch English Competency Tool for Environmental Services Staff
    CHICAGO -- The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) and Language Solutions, LLC have made available to ASHES members “English on the Job,” a tool that helps to increase the English competency level of environmental services (ES) staff and addresses ...More
    May 30, 2006 Posted in News
  • Knowledge of Infection May Prevent Spread of Herpes Virus
    A new study suggests that the risk of transmitting the virus that causes most cases of genital herpes could be cut in half by more testing and informing sexual partners of infection. The study is published in the July 1, 2006 issue of the Journal of Infectious Diseases, now ...More
    May 30, 2006 Posted in News
  • World Health Organization Issues Update on Avian Influenza Infection in Indonesia
    As reported by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Ministry of Health in Indonesia has confirmed an additional six cases of human infection with the H5N1 avian influenza virus. Three of these cases were fatal. None of the newly confirmed cases is associated with the ...More
    May 30, 2006 Posted in News
  • Two Former Olean General Hospital Nurses Recognized by APIC
    Susan (Timme) Dolan, RN, MS, CIC, and Linda (Ruth) Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, former employees of Olean General Hospital, are among the 2006 Heroes of Infection Prevention named by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) and Tyco ...More
    May 30, 2006 Posted in News