• Waterborne Pathogens in Healthcare: Critical to Quality
    WATER IS THE ESSENCE OF LIFE ON EARTH. When we hear the word “water,” we naturally and instantaneously draw an association with purity, cleanliness, and rejuvenation. Refreshment on a sweltering summer day, a hot shower on a frigid winter morning, and the ritual use of ...More
  • Sterile Inventory Quality Control: Small Changes Can Lead to Big Success
    Sterile Inventory Quality Control: Small Changes Can Lead to Big Success By Michelle Beaver Time, space, poor resources, and lack of know-how -- any of these factors can contribute to problems with sterile inventory storage. Some factors are unavoidable, but knowledge can ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Foss Manufacturing Company
    Foss Manufacturing Company Foss announces its Fosshield® antimicrobial technology that is designed to inhibit the growth of destructive and odor-causing bacteria, mold, mildew, and fungus. A unique bicomponent polyester fiber includes a silver- and copper-based, inorganic ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Q & A with Cynthia A. Fleck
    ICT: What’s the latest and greatest in wound care? A: Wound bed preparation, including debridement and bioburden control, are mainstays for effective wound healing. Silver dressings continue to be the No. 1 advanced wound care product choice available. These innovative ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control in the Dialysis Setting
    Infection Control in the Dialysis Setting By Kathy Dix Any healthcare setting has issues related to infectious diseases and the safety of both patients and staff, but the dialysis setting has its own concerns. Renal care patients may carry bloodborne pathogens, and ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Adopting Failure Modes and Effects Analysis in the Healthcare Setting
    A MISTAKE IN THE WORKPLACE may not be a big deal in some professions, and often the mistake may only affect the person who committed the error. Some mistakes, however, can be far-reaching and can have potentially harmful outcomes. For example, central service/sterile ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • Pursuing Perfection and Making a Business Case for Infection Prevention
    Our newest online monthly poll asks, “Do you know how to make an effective business case for infection control and prevention to your hospital administrator?” So far, it’s an overwhelming “No,” with more than 70 percent of respondents indicating they are not able to make ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Sterile Inventory Quality Control: Small Changes Can Lead to Big Success
    Time, space, poor resources, and lack of know-how -- any of these factors can contribute to problems with sterile inventory storage. Some factors are unavoidable, but knowledge can always be improved. The two main types of sterile inventory include event-related sterility ...More
    April 2, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • HEALTHPOINT and Coria Align as DFB Branded Pharmaceuticals
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- H. Paul Dorman, chairman and CEO of Fort Worth-based DFB Pharmaceuticals, Inc., has reorganized the company to place all branded DFB pharmaceutical businesses under DFB Branded Pharmaceuticals, with HEALTHPOINT(R), Ltd., veteran Michael E. Steadman at ...More
    March 28, 2007 Posted in News
  • Flying the Flu-Happy Skies
    Am I the only one who was a little nervous when hearing yesterday about the Continental flight from Hong Kong carrying 272 Montreal-bound passengers – some of whom were complaining of flu-like symptoms? Passengers were allowed to deplane at Newark Liberty International ...More
    March 27, 2007 Posted in Blogs