• Handwashing Decreases Diarrhea Among Children in Pakistan
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- An intensive program of handwashing education and promotion in Pakistan decreased the incidence of diarrhea by more than 50 percent among children, according to a study in the June 2, 2004 issue of The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). ...More
    June 8, 2004 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2004: New Guidelines
    New Guidelines Aim to Decrease Sepsis-Related Mortality By Kelly M. Pyrek Sepsis is an insidious complication, affecting more than 750,000 people annually and killing more than 1,400 in the U.S. daily. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2004: Clinical Requirements
    Clinical Requirements of Body-Worn Hand Sanitation Accessibility is the Key to Hand Hygiene Compliance By Ron Cagle Since the October 2002 update of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)’s hand hygiene guidelines for healthcare settings, wall-mounted alcohol ...More
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2004: Clinical Update
    Clostridium Difficile Toxin: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention of Disease By Marcia Hardick, RN, BS, CGRN Bacteria present themselves under the microscope in various shapes, including spheres (cocci), curves, spirals and rods (bacilli). Bacteria can be divided broadly ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2004: ic community
    Pandemicals Surveillance for the Tortured ICP A shallow, unscientific “path-pourri” guaranteed to postpone lunch By Roger Freeman, DDS Editor’s note: We welcome Roger Freeman, DDS, author of the popular Microbe of the Month column, back to ICT’s pages. For those of you ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today
    October 2000 References  Features "Flash Sterilization: The Fundamental Issues" By Jack Donaldson, BSN, CNOR, CSPDM; and Kathy Donaldson, RN, CNOR, CSPDT 1.   Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)  (1998), ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2004: OR Topics
    AORN Surgical Scrub Update Appropriate Hygiene for the New Millennium By Kathy Dix Earlier this year, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) released updated guidelines on the proper procedures for surgical scrubs. The response from healthcare workers has ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • Infection Control Today
    MAY 2000   “Choosing a Sterilization Wrap for Surgical Packs” By William A. Rutala PhD, MPH and David J. Weber, MD, MPH 1.      Mangram AJ, Horan TC, Pearson ML, Silver LC, Jarvis WR, Hospital Infections Control Practices Advisory Committee. ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
  • Infection Control Today
    August 2001 Cleaning: An Important Prerequisite for Instrument Sterilization and Disinfection By: Nancy S. Chu, MS, and Martin Favero, PhD 1. Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). Standards and recommended practices. Sterilization, Part 1. ...More
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2004: Acute Viral Hepatitis
    Acute Viral Hepatitis A PROBLEM PATHOGEN FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS BY CAROLYN L. TWOMEY, RN, BSN Think back to the early days of your medical career. Hepatitis was the scourge we heard about — the days of hepatitis A, hepatitis B and non-A non-B. Today, viral hepatitis ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles