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  • APIC Offers New Classroom Tool in Fight Against HAIs
    Sellers of surgical masks and disinfectants are going back to school to fight superbugs.The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announces a special course for industry sales teams and marketers designed to enlist new allies in the ...More
    April 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Specialists Foresee Greater Use of Parenteral Therapy for Osteomyelitis
    Arlington Medical Resources (AMR) and Decision Resources find that in addition to surveyed infectious disease specialists' prediction that empiric coverage of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) will increase, they foresee greater use of parenteral outpatient ...More
    April 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Ebolavirus Vaccine Protects Against Lethal Infection in Animal Models
    A new experimental Ebola vaccine is one step closer to realization, having proven its ability to protect against lethal infections in animal models. The researchers report their findings in the April 2009 issue of the Journal of Virology.Ebolaviruses (EBOVs), the cause of ...More
    April 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • New Highly Sensitive Method May Offer Early Detection of Dengue Virus
    A new highly sensitive method may offer early diagnosis of dengue virus infection by detecting the viral components, such as RNA. The researchers from Gen-Probe Incorporated of San Diego and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report their findings in the ...More
    April 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Hospital Care Varies for Children with UTIs
    More than 45,000 infants and children in the United States are hospitalized each year for urinary tract infections (UTIs), but a new study reveals significant variability across hospitals in treatment and outcomes.The findings of the study provide an opportunity to ...More
    April 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sugar on Bacterial Surface Helps Builds Biofilm
    The bacteria responsible for chronic infections in cystic fibrosis patients use one of the sugars on the germs’ surface to start building a structure that helps the microbes resist efforts to kill them, new research shows.Scientists have determined that the bacterial ...More
    April 21, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Kimberly-Clark Health Care and CDC Partner on Hand Hygiene Campaign
    In an effort to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs), Kimberly-Clark Health Care has provided a grant to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to sponsor the Hand Hygiene Saves Lives Campaign, a program designed to educate hospital patients, their visitors ...More
    April 21, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization, Hand Hygiene
  • JCR to Host Hospital-Acquired Conditions Conference
    New Medicare financial incentives have many hospitals scrambling to find solutions to common problems such as surgical site infections, catheter-associated urinary tract infections, pressure ulcers and falls.  The event, Hospital-Acquired Conditions: Solutions to ...More
    April 21, 2009 Posted in News
  • Recognizing Hospital Week and Nurses’ Week in May
    So what do you think about national recognition days and weeks? Are they just a marketing activity creating an obligation for institutions to make an effort to recognize each specific healthcare contributor? I think that Nurses’ Week had a valid beginning and it was ...More
    April 21, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Michigan Infection Preventionist Recognized for Outstanding Service
    Russell N. Olmsted, MPH, CIC, of Ann Arbor, Mich. has been named the 2009 recipient of the prestigious Carole DeMille Achievement Award by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC). APIC presents the annual award to an infection ...More
    April 21, 2009 Posted in News