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  • IAHCSMM Appoints Deputy Executive Director
    The International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) has created a deputy executive director position and has hired Denise (Dee) M. Jones to fill the new role. As deputy executive director, Jones will assume a supportive role under ...More
    June 25, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Hospitals Join Forces to Improve ICU Care
    Hospitals in New Jersey and Pennsylvania are working together to improve care in the intensive care unit (ICU). Critical care is expensive, with ICU costs representing more than 20 percent of a hospital’s total operating costs. To help hospitals accelerate the pace of ...More
    June 25, 2009 Posted in News
  • Simple Measures May Prevent Transmission of H. pylori
    The stomach ulcer bacterium Helicobacter pylori is not transmitted through drinking water as previously thought, but rather through vomit and possibly feces, according to new research  from the Sahlgrenska Academy. The researchers say that it is therefore possible to ...More
    June 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • Joint Commission Offers Seasonal Flu Immunization Strategies
    Seasonal influenza in healthcare workers is a personal health threat, but also poses a significant risk to the patients in their care.  In an effort to help healthcare organizations improve the rate of healthcare worker influenza vaccinations, The Joint Commission is ...More
    June 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • Scientists Block Ebola Infection in Cell-Culture Experiments
    Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have discovered two biochemical pathways that the Ebola virus relies on to infect cells. Using substances that block the activation of those pathways, they've prevented Ebola infection in cell culture ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Microbiologist Joins Healthmark Industries
    Healthmark Industries Company, Inc. of Fraser, Mich. announces the hiring of microbiologist Natalie Whitfield, PhD, to join the company’s business development division for validation tests. Whitfield earned her doctorate degree in cellular and molecular biology with a ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • B. Braun’s Devices Recognized as Most Influential
    Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry magazine has recognized three medical devices manufactured by B. Braun Medical Inc. as being among the most influential medical devices of the last 30 years. B. Braun’s Outlook® Safety Infusion System, PINNACLE® TPN ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Precept Medical Products, Inc. Honored for Exceptional Supplier Performance
    Precept Medical Products announces that it is a winner of the fourth annual Pinnacle Award, presented by Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, the group purchasing unit of the Premier healthcare alliance. Premier contracts with more than 800 suppliers and Precept is one of 19 ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Vascular Devices and Biofilm: Webinar Opportunity
    The free, live Webinar, “Why are Vascular Devices Prone to Biofilm Contamination?” will be presented on and will address the emerging issue of biofilms. Experts in the field will discuss the obstacles to preventing, managing and ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • FDA Issues Pistachio Warning for Salmonella
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat California Prime Produce and Orange County Orchards brands of pistachios repacked by Orca Distribution West Inc. of Anaheim, Calif. Orca received and repacked pistachios recalled by Setton ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News