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  • Preventing Spread of Infectious Diseases is Everyone's Responsibility
    According to a report published today, we must all share responsibility for preventing the spread of diseases such as swine flu, SARS, avian influenza, diarrheal and skin diseases, and even the common cold. The swine flu scare has prompted some to say that we are ...More
  • Wednesday is National Time Out Day
    National Time Out Day is Wednesday, June 17, 2009. Infection preventionists can help their OR teams reduce  errors and infections by taking the opportunity to recognize National Time Out Day and remind every member of the surgical team how critical it is to take time ...More
    June 15, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Predicting Fatal Fungal Infections
    In a study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have identified cells in blood that predict which HIV-positive individuals are most likely to develop deadly fungal meningitis, a major ...More
    June 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Developing Drugs for Neglected Diseases
    Researchers from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) have developed Distributed Drug Discovery (D3), a new low-cost strategy to accelerate the discovery of drugs to treat neglected diseases such as tuberculosis, leprosy, leshmaniasis, dengue fever and ...More
    June 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Perforated Surgical Gloves Associated With Surgical Site Infection Risk
    Surgical gloves that develop holes or leaks during a procedure appear to increase the risk of infection at the surgical site among patients who are not given antibiotics beforehand, according to a report in the June issue of Archives of Surgery.Despite substantial efforts ...More
    June 15, 2009 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Hand Sanitization, Surface Disinfection Still Key to Flu Prevention
    In response to the growing numbers of confirmed cases of H1N1 influenza A virus infection across the globe, the World Health Organization (WHO) recently declared a pandemic, the first global epidemic in 41 years. Professional Disposables International, Inc. (PDI), a leader ...More
  • Infection Prevention Text Updated, Improved
    More than 300 infection prevention experts have completed a text that serves as one of the most valuable tools for infection preventionists throughout the world, the APIC Text of Infection Control and Epidemiology. The 1,700-page document, now in its third edition, has ...More
    June 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • 'Virtual World' Training for Public Health Emergencies
    Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health are conducting a study to determine if collaborative virtual environments improve public health preparedness and response planning. The study is funded by a $1.6 million grant from the Centers for ...More
    June 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Nurse Researchers Toil to Curb Spread of Infectious Disease
    Fighting infectious disease, the very heart of public health and the genesis of contemporary nursing, is about more than handwashing and immunizations. It’s about screening and early detection, identifying risk and protective factors, and educating clinicians, ...More
    June 12, 2009 Posted in News
  • Pioneering Advanced Sepsis Detection and Management
    Vanderbilt doctors Jason Martin, left, Michael Hooper and Lisa Weavind are testing the new sepsis detection system in the ICU. When the system determines that a patient may have developed sepsis, a red light flashes in the electronic dashboard that displays patient ...More
    June 12, 2009 Posted in News