• Infection Control Today - 05/2004: Product Locator
    Healthmark SonoCheck™ provides immediate feedback that cavitation has occurred. SonoCheck will change color during a typical cycle when the ultrasonic cleaner is supplying sufficient energy and conditions are correct. Problems such as insufficient energy, overloading, water ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2004: OR Topics
    Rapid Diagnostic Tests Making Strides in Improving Clinicians’ Timely Diagnostic Abilities By Tina Brooks Rapid diagnostic tests, also called point-of-care tests, are used by the millions. Simplification of these tests in recent years have encouraged their adoption, with ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2004: Study Evaluating Hand
    Study Evaluating Hand Antiseptic Shows Improved Skin Condition With Use By Julie Mahan In late 1999, a small one-week trial for a new 3M waterless antiseptic was conducted in a home for individuals with mental retardation. The ICF-MR facility had previously provided ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2004: References
    MAY REFERENCES “REDUCING THE RISK OF VENTILATORASSOCIATED PNEUMONIA,” BY TINA BROOKS, PAGE 10. 1. Collard HR, Saint S, Matthay MA. Prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia: An evidence-based systematic review. Annals of Internal Medicine 2003:138(6);494-501. 2. Ibid. ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2004: ic community
    A Lifetime of Scientific Curiosity Pays Off for a Leader in Infection Control By Tina Brooks It’s not every day that a person receives an award named after him, but industry expert Martin Favero, PhD, can claim this prize for investing more than 39 years of his life in ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2004: Clinical Update
    Reducing the Risk of Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia By Tina Brooks Ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) remains a common complication of mechanically ventilated patients, contributing substantially to morbidity and mortality. The incidence of VAP varies greatly, ranging ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2004: Clean Slate
    Clean Slate Keeping Outpatient Departments Safe By Kathy Dix Hospital outpatient departments straddle an uncomfortable position, teetering between inpatient departments and freestanding ambulatory centers. Because they are more “open” to the community, they may find it more ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2004: In the Name of Safety
    In the Name of Safety Building a Bloddborne Pathogens Program By John Roark Education, vigilance and a culture of safety help create a secure environment for healthcare workers and patients. There are two classes of blood and body fluid exposures: mucocutaneous (exposure of ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2004: Effective Management
    Effective Management of Borrowed Instrumentation By Richard P. Blasko, MBA, CSPDT, CRCST Given the lofty expenditure on surgical supplies and declining reimbursement, many facilities that specialize in total joint replacements have had to resort to consignment of ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Earlier Treatment of Fungal Infections in Neonatal ICU Babies Can Mean the Difference Between Life and Death
    LOS ANGELES -- A new UCLA study shows that time matters when treating fungal infections in neonates and that earlier treatment can mean the difference between life and death. The findings, being presented May 1, 2004 at the Pediatric Academic Societies' annual meeting in ...More
    April 30, 2004 Posted in News