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  • Coming to Terms with MRSA
    The deaths of two youths from methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus has galvanized the public’s attention on MRSA, a foe that infection control practitioners (ICPs) have been fighting in hospitals for years. Now that the concept of community-acquired MRSA (CA-MRSA) ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
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    Managers Explore the Importance of Transparency in Today’s OR Suite Many of the educational sessions of this year’s Managing Today’s OR Suite, held in San Diego Oct. 3-5, touched upon the importance of maintaining a transparent operating room (OR), in which adverse events, ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Water Bath Fluid Warmers: What are the Risks?
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year, approximately 2 million patients admitted to acute-care hospitals in the United States acquire infections that were not related to the condition for which they were hospitalized. These infections ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
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    November 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Rotary International and Gates Foundation Together Commit $200 Million to Eradicate Polio
    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Rotary International today announced a partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that will inject a much-needed $200 million into the global campaign to eradicate polio, a crippling and sometimes fatal disease that still paralyzes children ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in News
  • Nationwide Survey Reports that Mothers View Cleaning Homes and Toys as Essential to Preventing Colds and Flu
    WASHINGTON -- A newly released national survey of mothers found that keeping their homes clean was the best means of protecting their families from the germs that cause colds and flu. Likewise, there is a general recognition that toys can be a significant source of germs. ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene
  • Cholera Can be Controlled With Oral Vaccines
    SEATTLE -- Endemic cholera, a potentially fatal diarrheal disease found in the world's most impoverished countries, could be effectively controlled by orally vaccinating half of the affected populations once every two years for only pennies per dose, according to new ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in News
  • Pneumococcal Infection Rates Drop, Despite Uneven Childhood Vaccination
    Since its addition to the list of routine immunizations in 2000, one childhood vaccine has helped prevent some pneumococcal-related illness, including pneumonia and otitis media. The percentage of children receiving pneumococcal vaccines, known as PCV7, is rising steadily. ...More
    November 27, 2007 Posted in News
  • Hepatitis Scare Creates New Concern Among Patients
    Don’t miss writer Keith Herbert’s article on the alleged practices of a New York anesthesiologist who may have reused a syringe and contaminated multi-dose vials, which is believed to have caused the hepatitis C infection of at least one of his patients. State ...More
    November 26, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • CDC Promotes National Influenza Vaccination Week to Encourage Flu Vaccination Throughout the Influenza Season
    To help encourage people who have not yet gotten an influenza vaccination to do so, the Department of Health and Human Services, CDC, the National Influenza Vaccine Summit, and other partners will be holding the second annual National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), Nov. ...More
    November 26, 2007 Posted in News