• Culture Change is at Core of Patient-Safety Improvements
    A new study of innovative patient-safety programs found an overriding “culture of safety” that transcends the six different initiatives analyzed. “Almost everyone that gets into this business comes to believe that a culture of safety is a critical factor in changing ...More
    March 18, 2006 Posted in News
  • WHO Launches New Stop TB Strategy to Fight the Global Tuberculosis Epidemic
    LONDON and GENEVA -- A new strategy to fight one of the world's leading killers - tuberculosis (TB) - was launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO). The new "Stop TB Strategy" addresses the current challenges facing countries in responding to TB -- how to ...More
    March 17, 2006 Posted in News
  • Vaccinated Adults Less Likely to Die from Pneumonia
    Adults hospitalized for pneumonia who have received the pneumococcal vaccine are at a lower risk of dying from the disease than those who haven't been vaccinated, according to an article in the April 15 issue of Clinical Infectious Diseases, now available online. Prior ...More
    March 15, 2006 Posted in News
  • AcryMed, Inc. Receives Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation Award for Its Innovative SilvaGard Coating
    PALO ALTO, Calif. -- Frost & Sullivan's recent analysis of the coatings markets selected AcryMed, Inc. as the recipient of the 2005 Product Innovation of the Year Award for its innovative antimicrobial treatment process, SilvaGard. This process uses a nano particle ...More
    March 14, 2006 Posted in News
  • New Research Questions Antibiotic Use in Infants
    Children exposed to at least one course of antibiotics in their first year of life may have an increased risk of developing childhood asthma. New research published in the March issue of Chest, the peer-reviewed journal of the AmericanCollege of Chest Physicians (ACCP), ...More
    March 14, 2006 Posted in News
  • Kimberly-Clark Health Care Launches InteguSeal Microbial Sealant
    ROSWELL, Ga. -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s healthcare business announces that it has launched an innovative microbial barrier designed to reduce the risk of skin flora contamination during a surgical procedure. KIMBERLY-CLARK* InteguSeal* Microbial Sealant uses a ...More
    March 13, 2006 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Rubbermaid Recognized for Environmental Platform
    Pictured from left to right: Bob Kibbe, Vice President Sales & Marketing for RCP; Kevin Affeldt, Director of National Accounts for RCP; Larry McIsaac, President of RCP; Steven Ashkin, President of The Ashkin Group; Joe DeZarn, Director of Marketing Communications for ...More
    March 13, 2006 Posted in News
  • Study Finds Smokers' Children Carry Higher Levels of Harmful Bacteria
    Many of the medical risks associated with smoking, such as cancer, emphysema and heart attacks, are well-known to physicians and the general public. However, there is new evidence that more children exposed to tobacco smoke carry Streptococcus pneumoniae than children ...More
    March 13, 2006 Posted in News
  • Worm Hormone Discovery May Aid Fight Against Parasitic Disease
    New research at UT Southwestern Medical Center shows that on a biochemical level, hormone-like molecules in tiny worms called nematodes work similarly to the way in which certain hormones work in humans – findings that one day may help eradicate worm infections that afflict ...More
    March 13, 2006 Posted in News
  • New York ICP Recognized as "Hero" by APIC
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC, an infection prevention and control professional at Rochester GeneralHospital in Rochester, N.Y., was named one of the 2006 “Heroes of Infection Prevention” by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and ...More
    March 13, 2006 Posted in News