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  • Toc September 2007
    Team Clean Environmental Services & Infection Prevention Unite in the Battle Against Bugs By Danielle Mayheux Team Clean Environmental Services & Infection Prevention Unite in the Battle Against Bugs By Danielle Mayheux Battling Biofilm Sticky Substance Provides ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • News
    New Medicare Regulations Adopted to Reduce HAIs and Medical Errors WASHINGTON, D.C. — Under new Medicare regulations, hospitals will no longer receive higher payments for the additional costs associated with treating patients for certain hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Touchless Technology Helps Facilitate Infection Prevention Best Practices
    With healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in the U.S. accounting for an estimated 1.7 million infections and 99,000 deaths annually, reducing and preventing these infections is a top goal for healthcare facilities throughout the country. To address this issue, a variety ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Team Clean
    Don’t forget to wash your hands. Don’t touch that, it’s dirty. Every child’s mother nagged them with these statements—before and after meals, after sneezing or coughing and certainly anytime a public bathroom was involved—followed by the threat of impending illness if the ...More
  • HICPAC Releases Updated Isolation Guidelines
    Infection control practitioners (ICPs) and their colleagues need every possible tool at their disposal to prevent and beat infections. Guidelines are one such tool and since germs and technology keep changing, guidelines must follow suit.One important set of guidelines by ...More
    September 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • FDA Approves Second West Nile Virus Screening Test for Donated Blood and Organs
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces approval of a second test for the detection of West Nile virus (WNV) in blood and organs. The cobas TaqScreen WNV test is an automated test that's able to detect the genetic material of the virus itself early in the ...More
    August 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • Symmetry Medical to Acquire Specialty Surgical Instruments
    WARSAW, Ind. -- Symmetry Medical Inc., an independent provider of products to the global orthopedic device industry and other medical markets, announces that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Specialty Surgical Instruments (SSI) and Ultra Containers of ...More
    August 30, 2007 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Discovery Could Help Stop Malaria at its Source — the Mosquito
    As summer temperatures cool in the United States, fewer mosquitoes whir around our tiki torches. But mosquitoes swarming around nearly 40 percent of the world’s population will continue to spread a deadly parasitic disease — malaria. Now an interdisciplinary team led by ...More
    August 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • “Cruise Ship Illness” Challenging and Costly to Hospitals, Too
    A review of measures taken to address a 2004 outbreak of the highly infectious Norwalk virus at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has provided the first solid documentation of expenses and efforts in the United States to stop the infection from spreading among patients, staff and ...More
    August 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • High-risk Behaviors Could Lead to HIV Epidemic in Afghanistan
    In a report that is among the first to describe the prevalence of HIV and Hepatitis B and C viruses in Afghanistan, a researcher from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine voiced concerns that increasing injection drug use and accompanying ...More
    August 28, 2007 Posted in News