• Antibiotic Consumption Higher in British Columbia than Northern Europe
    British Columbians use more antibiotics than northern Europeans, and this could be a problem because overuse of antibiotics contributes to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant microorganisms, according to a study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and ...More
    June 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Fast-Food Beef Tacos Blamed for Multi-State E coli Outbreak
    Thirteen people from Arizona, California, and Nevada who ate beef tacos from a national fast-food restaurant chain in 1999 became infected with Escherichia coli, according to a study in the June 15, 2004 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases. Epidemiologists found that ...More
    June 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Joint Commission, ASHE Announce New Partnership
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) announces a new partnership that will improve the evaluation of life safety and environment of care issues throughout the ...More
    June 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • ProMetic Announces that PRDT's Ligand Technology Binds and Removes Viruses from Blood Products
    MONTREAL -- ProMetic Life Sciences Inc. has announced that its joint venture with the American Red Cross, Pathogen Removal and Diagnostic Technology Inc. (PRDT), has demonstrated that its proprietary Ligand technology can selectively bind and remove families of viruses from ...More
    June 30, 2004 Posted in News
  • Touro University International Offers Online Instruction in Sharps-Injury Prevention
    Beginning this September, Touro University International (TUI) is offering a new series of four online, distance learning courses leading to a graduate certificate in sharps-injury prevention.  The goal of the program is to provide healthcare workers and other ...More
    June 29, 2004 Posted in News
  • Fitzgerald Assumes ASHES Presidency
    Charles Morley, CHESP, director of environmental programs service for the Department of Veterans Affairs, resigned as ASHES president effective June 22, 2004. An ASHES member since 1989, Morley has served on the ASHES board since 2000. The ASHES board, staff and members ...More
    June 28, 2004 Posted in News
  • Investment Group Acquires Regent Medical
    NORCROSS, Ga. – A global leader in powder-free surgical gloves and skin antisepsis products announced today the formation of Regent Medical Ltd, a company formed to purchase the assets of the Regent Biogel and Hibi business from SSL International plc.  The principal ...More
    June 28, 2004 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Hospital Standards for High-Risk Surgeries Save Lives
    If all hospitals met the quality standards for five high-risk surgeries set by a national coalition, it would save nearly 8,000 lives each year, according to a new study from the University of Michigan Health System. Open heart surgery alone would result in about 4,000 ...More
    June 28, 2004 Posted in News
  • Cardinal Health Completes Tender Offer for ALARIS
    DUBLIN, Ohio -- Cardinal Health, Inc., a leading provider of products and services supporting the healthcare industry, today announced the successful completion of its tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of ALARIS Medical Systems, Inc.    The ...More
    June 28, 2004 Posted in News
  • Society for Women's Health Research Encourages Women to Seek HIV Counseling and Testing
    AIDS is the fifth leading killer of women aged 25 to 44 and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 180,000 to 280,000 Americans are unaware they are living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR) ...More
    June 28, 2004 Posted in News