• Busting Bugs in Las Vegas, ICT Style
    A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of the infection prevention professionals who joined us in Las Vegas in January for the firstever ICT Conference on Professional Development. It was a three-day learning and laughter fest, where infection control practitioners (ICPs) ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
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    MARCH 2007 6 APIC Grand Rounds: A Call to Action -- Elimination of MRSA TransmissionSt. Louis www.apic.org 10-15 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) annual meetingOrlando, Fla.www.aorn.org 27 APIC Grand Rounds: A Call to Action -- Elimination of MRSA ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • New Initiatives, Practices Make Strides in Fight Against SSIs
    Surgical site infections have been a long time threat to the health of America’s patients. Government agencies and infection control practitioners are fighting back — and winning. Two national initiatives that have made great strides in the care of surgical patients and ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Myriad Fluid Management AND Disposal Choices ARE Available FOR THE OR
    Fluid management and disposal in the operating room (OR) can get messy — especially during orthopedic and neurological surgery — but fortunately, a myriad of options exists for getting rid of fluid efficiently and thereby reducing exposure to infection. The topic could ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • FEATURED AT AORN 2007
    Featured at this year’s Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)’s annual Congress, being held March 11-15, 2007 in Orlando, Fla., is a host of products designed to help operating room nurse managers, sterile processing personnel, and infection control ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • TOC March 2007
    New Initiatives, Practices Make Strides in Fight Against SSIs By Jennifer Schraag Clearing the Path: Skin Antisepsis Continues to Evolve By Jennifer Schraag Aseptic Technique: No Major Changes But More Important Than Ever By Michelle Beaver Myriad Fluid Management and ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Managing Today’s OR Suite Conference Emphasizes Teamwork
    The power of teams was a theme at the 19th annual Managing Today’s OR Suite, held Nov 8-10, 2006 in Orlando. The conference, sponsored by OR Manager, Inc., brought together 839 operating room managers and directors for three days of education and a surgical trade show with ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE:
    Healthcare workers (HCWs) are heroes in today’s hospitals but even they would be rendered far less powerful without the help of their trustiest companion: aseptic technique. This sidekick wears a gown though — not a cape — that is surely of proper size, material, and ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • CLEARING THE PATH
    Improving skin antisepsis is vital for both the patient undergoing the surgery and for the healthcare worker (HCW) performing the surgery. The prevention of nosocomial infections — especially that of surgical site infections (SSIs) — has been proven through the ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center Adopts SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System
    DUBLIN, Ohio -- Cardinal Health, Inc., a leading provider of products and services supporting the healthcare industry, today announced that the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) MedicalCenter has signed an agreement to use SurgiCount Medical's Safety-Sponge(TM) ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in News