• Infection Control Today - 06/2004: New Developments
    New Developments in Primary Prevention and Sharps Safety By Steve Bierman, MD, and Brad Poulos While preventable medical-sharps injuries still occur at a disturbing rate, healthcare workers can feel heartened by some positive events over the last several months. In ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2004: Publet
    Six Degrees of Infection Control Infection control is a broad term, don’t you think? It is something every healthcare worker is involved with each day. It generally refers to the policies and the procedures used to minimize the risk of spreading infections, especially in ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Infection Control Today
    March 2001 “Reading Product Labels” by Kirsten Buck and Marcia Ellis 1. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Pesticide Programs Label Review Manual, August 10, 1998. 2. Larson, E. APIC Guideline for Handwashing and Hand Antisepsis in Healthcare Settings. American ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today
    June 2001 Sterilization A to Z By: Doug Harbrecht ANSI/AAMI/ISO 11135-1994 Medical devices - Validation and Routine Control of ethylene oxide sterilization. EN 550:1994 - Sterilization of Medical Devices- Validation and routine control of ethylene oxide sterilization. ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Infection Control Today
    JULY 2000 “Handwashing Protocol” Fukada T, Tachibana C, Tsukazaki Y, Satoh K, Ohe Y, Kawamata M. Importance of instructing anesthesiologists in handwashing against bacterial contamination. Japanense J Anesthesiology. 1997;46(4):552-555. Chamberlain AN, Halablab MA, Gould ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
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    APRIL 2000 “Covergown Policy and Postoperative Infection Rate” by Kathy Donaldson, Debra Frederick, Ann Alameda and Margaret Hodge  Recommended practices for surgical attire. In: Standards, Recommended Practices & Guidelines. Denver: Association of Operating Room ...More
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2004: References
    IMPROVING INFLUENZA IMMUNIZATION RATES AMONG HEALTHCARE WORKERS: A PUBLIC HEALTH IMPERATIVE, BY JEANNE PFEIFFER, RN, MPH, CIC, AND BARBARA SOULE, RN, MPA, CIC, PAGE 8. 1. CDC. Prevention and control of influenza: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
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    MARCH 2000 “Now More Than Ever Glove Purchasers Need Thorough Product Knowledge” by Tito Aldape 1. Delbourg MF, Guiloux L, Moneret-Vautrin DA, Ville G. Hypersensitivity to banana in latex-allergic patients: identification of two major banana allergens of 33 and 37 kD. ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Study Shows School-Based Nasal Influenza Vaccinations Significantly Reduce Flu-Related Costs in Families
    A study led by a pediatric research team at the University of Maryland School of Medicine shows the value of vaccinating school-age children with FluMist, a nasal spray influenza vaccine that delivers a live but weakened vaccine to the nose. The study found that families of ...More
    May 26, 2004 Posted in News
  • Left-Brain Damage May Make People More Vulnerable to Infection
    A major immunological difference between the opposite halves of the human brain is now confirmed in a study published May 24, 2004 in the online edition of the Annals of Neurology. Researchers have found that damage or surgery to the left half of the brain may make a ...More
    May 25, 2004 Posted in News