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  • Infection Control Measures Rely on Personal Commitment From HCWs
    Researchers say that while isolation and hand hygiene are important to help curb the transmission of pathogenic organisms, compliance with these infection control measures rely largely on a personal commitment to them by healthcare professionals. Cheng, et al. (2010) report ...More
    September 10, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • UK Campaign Confronts Poor Hand Hygiene
    David Holyoake, PhD, MSc, a senior lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton in the United Kingdom, reports in Nursing Times on how a group of nursing students identified that a new system of "supporting, shaming and blaming" would encourage healthcare professionals to ...More
    September 10, 2010 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Nearly 400 Medicines and Vaccines in Development to Fight Infectious Diseases
    Critical challenges remain in the centuries-old battles against infectious diseases, particularly as bacteria and viruses mutate and as the threat of bioterrorism grows. Responding to this need, America’s biopharmaceutical research companies this year have 395 new medicines ...More
    September 10, 2010 Posted in News
  • Group Asserts Health Risk Posed by C. difficile is Being Ignored
    Almost 12,000 people died in alcohol-related vehicle crashes in 2008. About 15,000 Americans died of AIDS-related illness the same year. Both of these preventable causes of death have been the subject of massive, expensive and high-profile interventions by federal and state ...More
    September 10, 2010 Posted in News
  • New Dual Recognition Mechanism Discovered in Tuberculosis
    One third of the world's population is infected with Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB), which leads to tuberculosis (TB), a leading cause of death world-wide. A new discovery, led by a team of researchers from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, offers hope ...More
    September 10, 2010 Posted in News
  • Kimberly Clark and NOVAPLUS Help Providers Prepare For the Next Pandemic Through Sourcing Event
    Novation, a healthcare industry supply contracting company, announces that NOVAPLUS® and Kimberly-Clark Health Care are hosting a sourcing event for products providers need in the event of a pandemic. The members of VHA, University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC) and Provista ...More
    September 10, 2010 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Sizing Up Stockpiles of Children's Vaccines
    A creative version of a classic engineering technique may improve decisions about building and using supplies of important pediatric vaccines, potentially leading to lower public health costs and healthier children. The United States maintains a six-month supply of common ...More
    September 10, 2010 Posted in News
  • IV Drips Can be Left in Place, Study Says
    Small intravenous devices (IVDs) commonly used in the hand or arm do not need to be moved routinely every three days. A randomized controlled trial comparing regular relocation with relocation on clinical indication, published in the open access journal BMC Medicine, found ...More
    September 10, 2010 Posted in News
  • Survey Readiness Resource Helps ASCs Address Infection Control Practices
    Medline Industries, Inc. introduces a new CMS Survey Readiness Program for ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs). The program helps ASCs in interpreting new Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regulatory requirements, preparing for the CMS survey and improving ...More
    September 9, 2010 Posted in News
  • Multidrug-Resistant Infections Spreading in Swedish Hospitals
    Genetically closely related skin bacteria that have developed resistance to several different antibiotics and that can cause intractable care-related infections are found and seem to be spreading within and between hospitals in Sweden. This is established by Micael ...More
    September 9, 2010 Posted in News