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  • Experts Issue Reminders on Proper Usage of Wipes to Reduce Cross-Contamination
    A heightened awareness of the dangers of cross-contamination in the healthcare environment is prompting environmental services (ES) professionals and infection control practitioners (ICPs) to pay closer attention to the way antibacterial wipes are being used in facilities. ...More
    August 22, 2008 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Touch Screens, Keyboards and Cross-Contamination Issues
    Medical devices are incorporating a greater number of touch screens these days; applications for these devices include patient/visitor information kiosks, patient medical records systems, surveillance systems, med/surge monitors, as well as touch screen monitors that are ...More
    August 22, 2008 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Green Cleaning and Infection Control: An Expert Roundtable Discusses the Issues
    Green cleaning has garnered a lot of attention over the last several years, but how appropriate is it for the healthcare environment, and is it compatible with infection prevention and control guidelines? ICT asked a number of industry experts to share their perspectives on ...More
    August 22, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Dealing with Cleaning-Related Infection Control Issues Head-On
    A 57-year-old man was taken to a hospital emergency room after accidentally bumping his head on a hanging pipe in a garage. To help minimize the excessive bleeding, the man’s head was immediately cleaned and then bandaged. Then, he waited for more medical attention. Like ...More
    August 22, 2008 Posted in Articles, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • Measles Outbreaks and Vaccine Fears Both on the Rise
    Public health experts are worried that parents’ fears about vaccines causing autism is contributing to the nation’s highest level of measles outbreaks in years. To read the complete story from the Associated Press, CLICK HERE.  ...More
    August 22, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Malaria Researchers Identify New Mosquito Virus
    Anopheles gambiae mosquito infected with GFP-expressing AgDNV. Source: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Malaria Research Institute  Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Malaria Research Institute have identified a ...More
    August 22, 2008 Posted in News
  • Bedsores or Flesh-Eating Bacteria?
    That’s what a jury will have to decide as they deliberate on the case of a woman that may have died from an abysmal lack of care and the family members who may be tried for murder or manslaughter. Dueling forensic pathologists are muddying matters when it comes to ...More
    August 21, 2008 Posted in Blogs
  • Researchers Test New Vaccine for Multiple Influenza Strains
    GALVESTON, Texas — A universal vaccine effective against several strains of influenza has passed its first phase of testing, according to Dr. Christine Turley of the University of Texas at Galveston.Turley, who is director of clinical trials and clinical research at ...More
    August 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • Study Explores Salmonella’s Self-Destruction
    ETH Zurich biologists, led by professors Martin Ackermann and Wolf-Dietrich Hardt, in collaboration with Michael Doebeli of the University of British Colombia in Vancouver (CN), have been able to describe how random molecular processes during cell division allow some cells ...More
    August 21, 2008 Posted in News
  • FBI Unveils Science of Anthrax Investigation
    Sandia's material characterization analysts (from left to right) Joseph Michael, Paul Kotula, and manager Ray Goehner. Photo by Randy Montoya).  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. —They have worked for almost seven years in secret. Most people did not know that the work in Ray ...More
    August 21, 2008 Posted in News