• Applying Aseptic Technique in all Clinical Settings
    Applying Aseptic Technique in all Clinical Settings By Jennifer Schraag The practice of aseptic technique isn’t solely isolated to the operating room. The practice has a place in every clinical setting. As the mother of a neutropenic infant, many facets of aseptic technique ...More
  • Agents of Change
    INFECTION CONTROL practitioners must sort through a vast amount of information in order to maintain a current base of knowledge. From standards and guidelines to cutting-edge, evidence-based initiatives to vendor claims and information, potential tools and solutions abound. ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • The 4-1-1 on New Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice
    Just published are the new 2006 Infusion Nursing Standards of Practice, which direct nurses and other healthcare workers as to how infusion therapy should properly be administered in and out of the hospital. Since the last standards were published in 2000, significant ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Success in Fighting Catheter-Related Urinary Tract Infections
    In this era of antibiotic resistance, a catheter-associated urinary tract infection, (CAUTI) can have a significant effect on patients and on hospital systems. Urinary catheters are used in 15 percent to 25 percent of all hospital patients, to monitor urine output or to ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Will Your Staff Jump Ship in a Worst-Case Pandemic Scenario?
    Just when you thought it was safe to stop thinking about the potential influenza pandemic for one second comes a new survey that declares more than 40 percent of public health employees said they are unlikely to report to work during an influenza pandemic. Researchers at ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • TIMELY INITIATION OF ISOLATION PRECAUTIONS:
    Safety has become a familiar buzzword in hospitals around the country. Nurses have always known how important providing a safe environment is to our patients, but did you ever think of it in the context of isolation? Rapid identification of possible infectious symptoms and ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Infection Control Today: Featured at APIC ‘06’
    “What is the most important way to fight the transmission of infectious agents in the healthcare environment, and through what kind of specifi c strategies can this be accomplished?” Leading up to the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
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    JUNE 2006 9 New York State Association of Central Service Professionals meetingNiagara Falls Convention Center Niagara Falls, N.Y.11-15 Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) annual meetingTampa, Fla.www.apic.org AUGUST 20061-31 National ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today: Optimizing Disinfectant
    Cleaning and disinfecting surfaces in healthcare facilities is critical to reducing the potential contribution of those surfaces to the incidence of healthcare-associated infections (HAIS), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Cleaning is also ...More
  • Infection Control Today: Surface Disinfectants
    Keeping healthcare surfaces clean is not just a matter of slapping bleach on a tabletop and calling it clean. In general, cleaning staff can use a broad-spectrum, all-purpose disinfectant, but in special cases, the healthcare team must consider which product is right for ...More
    June 1, 2006 Posted in Articles