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  • Isolation: Fighting Infection but Alienating Patients?
    I encourage you to read and ponder a recent essay in The New York Times written by Abigail Zuger, MD, an infectious disease physician in Manhattan. In "Isolation, an Ancient and Lonely Practice, Endures," Zuger describes the ordeal that contact isolation has become in ...More
    September 2, 2010 Posted in Blogs, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Revisions Eliminate Need for New NPSGs for 2011
    The Joint Commission has amended National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 7, specifically NPSG.07.03.01, Element of Performance 3, to further clarify its goals and standards. It is part of overall revisions to the NPSGs that eliminate the need to release new guidelines for 2011, ...More
    September 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • Electronic Surveillance System Use Still Lagging in Surveyed Hospitals
    Less than one-quarter of infection prevention and control departments used an electronic surveillance system (ESS), report researchers who invited 350 acute-care hospitals in California to participate in a Web-based survey to determine ESS implementation, use and ...More
    September 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • Latest NY HAI Report Shows Mandatory Disclosure Saves Lives, Committee Says
    Betsy McCaughey,PhD, founder and chair of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths (RID), states, "The 2009 New York State Department of Health Hospital Acquired Infections Report (released Sept. 1, 2010) shows that mandatory disclosure saves lives by making hospitals work ...More
    September 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • Chronic Lyme Disease: How Often is it Diagnosed and Treated?
    The existence of chronic Lyme disease is an issue of sharp debate within the medical community. Some healthcare workers who call themselves "Lyme literate" insist that chronic Lyme disease is frequently diagnosed and treated by primary care physicians. Others, however, ...More
    September 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • VA Puget Sound Facilities Standardize with Disposable Blood Pressure Cuffs to Fight Infection
    Welch Allyn, a leading manufacturer of frontline medical products and solutions, has teamed with Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System to standardize their facilities with FlexiPort® blood pressure cuffs, a single-patient disposable cuff that travels with the ...More
    September 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • Prehistoric People Developed Antibiotics
    A chemical analysis of the bones of ancient Nubians shows that they were regularly consuming tetracycline, most likely in their beer. The finding is the strongest evidence yet that the art of making antibiotics, which officially dates to the discovery of penicillin in 1928, ...More
    September 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • Canadian Infection Preventionists Invited to Comment on H1N1 Flu Guidance
    The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) invites Canadian infection preventionists to participate in a survey on the use of PHAC infection prevention and control guidance documents for pandemic H1N1 influenza by Canadian healthcare organizations. Participation is voluntary ...More
    September 2, 2010 Posted in News
  • Two-Hour Test for TB Reported to be Clinically Effective
    Research assessing the effectiveness of a new diagnostic test for the detection of tuberculosis (TB) is featured in the Sept. 1 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. A rapid automated molecular test, which was developed as a result of a public-private partnership ...More
    September 1, 2010 Posted in News
  • Clean Hands Can Save Lives in Emergency Situations
    With hurricane season in full force, it pays to emphasize good hand hygiene during natural disasters and other emergency situations. After an emergency, finding running water can be difficult; however, keeping hands clean helps people avoid getting sick. The Centers for ...More
    September 1, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene