• Infection Control Today - 06/2004: ic community
    Pandemicals Surveillance for the Tortured ICP A shallow, unscientific “path-pourri” guaranteed to postpone lunch By Roger Freeman, DDS Editor’s note: We welcome Roger Freeman, DDS, author of the popular Microbe of the Month column, back to ICT’s pages. For those of you ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
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    October 2000 References  Features "Flash Sterilization: The Fundamental Issues" By Jack Donaldson, BSN, CNOR, CSPDM; and Kathy Donaldson, RN, CNOR, CSPDT 1.   Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)  (1998), ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2004: OR Topics
    AORN Surgical Scrub Update Appropriate Hygiene for the New Millennium By Kathy Dix Earlier this year, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) released updated guidelines on the proper procedures for surgical scrubs. The response from healthcare workers has ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
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    MAY 2000   “Choosing a Sterilization Wrap for Surgical Packs” By William A. Rutala PhD, MPH and David J. Weber, MD, MPH 1.      Mangram AJ, Horan TC, Pearson ML, Silver LC, Jarvis WR, Hospital Infections Control Practices Advisory Committee. ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
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    August 2001 Cleaning: An Important Prerequisite for Instrument Sterilization and Disinfection By: Nancy S. Chu, MS, and Martin Favero, PhD 1. Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI). Standards and recommended practices. Sterilization, Part 1. ...More
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2004: Acute Viral Hepatitis
    Acute Viral Hepatitis A PROBLEM PATHOGEN FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS BY CAROLYN L. TWOMEY, RN, BSN Think back to the early days of your medical career. Hepatitis was the scourge we heard about — the days of hepatitis A, hepatitis B and non-A non-B. Today, viral hepatitis ...More
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    JUNE 2000 “Control of Infections Related to Bloodborne Pathogens” by Terri Goodman, RN, MA, PhD Williams WW. CDC guideline for infection control in hospital personnel. Infect Control. 1983;4(suppl):326-49. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Recommendations for ...More
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    August 2000 Features “OSHA, The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard, and You” William J. Duffy, RN, MJ, CNOR Most frequently asked questions concerning the bloodborne pathogen standard. OSHA Standards Interpretation and Compliance Letters. February 1, 1993. ...More
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    February 2001 “Is it Time to Stop Using Powder as a Donning Agent for Gloves?” By: Denis M. Korniewicz and Christopher D. Martin 1. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Devices and radiological Health, Medical Glover Powder Report, September 1997: 15. 2. Postlewait, RW, ...More
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    September 2000 Features “OSHA's Final TB Ruling” By David Willyard 1. OSHA Memorandum: Enforcement policy and procedures for occupational exposure to tuberculosis, memorandum to regional administrators form directorate of compliance programs. October 8, 1993. ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization