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    May 31, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Divided Lines
    In January, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) and the Association of Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) released a position statement regarding the use of active surveillance cultures to screen for methicillin-resistant ...More
    May 31, 2007 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Small Steps to Big Benefits at the Bedside
    Hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) represent an ever-growing concern that not only impacts families but the financial health of every medical institution in the nation. As best practices have improved and technology continues to evolve we are more equipped than ever to win ...More
    May 31, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Skin Hydration:
    When William Halstead introduced surgical gloves in 1896, he did it to protect healthcare professionals from harsh disinfectants that were causing severe dermatitis. Today, more than 110 years later, maintaining skin as a key barrier protection agent is just as vital for ...More
  • Danger is Brewing
    The fight to keep America's patients safe and infection free continues to turn more volatile, and as the strength and resistance of bacteria evolves, our disarmament becomes more strenuous. Even the healthy individuals who populate Capitol Hill can no longer turn their ...More
    May 31, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Healthcare Facilities Hesitantly Embrace Green Cleaning Principles and Products
    Many American hospitals suffer from “sick building syndrome” due to toxic cleaners and poor indoor air quality that could be mitigated through a switch to environmentally friendly practices. The continuing onslaught of infectious organisms, however, makes the prospect of ...More
    May 31, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • TB Story Takes a Surprising Turn
    The pieces of the puzzle are starting to fall into place, with a few surprises. Andrew Speaker, the man infected with XDR-TB that has been making headlines the last few days, is an attorney from Atlanta whose father-in-law is a research microbiologist in the Division of ...More
    May 31, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • An Update on the XDR-TB Situation
    Looks like officials have more answers in their search for an individual with XDR-TB. CLICK HERE for an update from the Associated Press. Don't miss this story about a Purdue University researcher who is developing a system that uses mathematical models and sensors to ...More
    May 30, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • WHO and UNAIDS Issue New Guidance on HIV Testing and Counseling in Healthcare Facilities
    LONDON -- WHO and UNAIDS today have issued new guidance on informed, voluntary HIV testing and counseling in the world's health facilities, with a view to significantly increasing access to needed HIV treatment, care, support and prevention services. The new guidance ...More
    May 30, 2007 Posted in News
  • New Study Suggests Potential for a Broadly-Protective HIV Vaccine
    New research conducted at the UniformedServicesUniversity of the Health Sciences (USU) suggests that it may be possible to develop a vaccine that protects against the myriad strains of the HIV virus. HIV is extremely variable, so an effective vaccine may need to stimulate ...More
    May 30, 2007 Posted in News