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  • ICT calendar
    OCTOBER 2007 8-14Central Service Professionals Week: Instrumental in Healthcare 14-20Infection Prevention Week 18APIC Grand Rounds — SSIs New York City 20APIC Grand Rounds — SSIs Chicago 26-28Conference on Health Care ...More
    September 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Two Weeks to Ponder the Meaning of Infection Prevention
    Oct. 14-20 is Infection Prevention and Control Week, the perfect time to stop and think about why you do what you do for a living. At some point in your career as an infection control practitioner (ICP) have you started treating infections like widgets to be counted, ...More
    September 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • The Bug Stops Here
    At Roosevelt Warm Springs (RWS), a freestanding long-term care hospital and 35-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in central Georgia, compliance and adherence to food labeling and dating, environmental cleanliness issues, hand hygiene, poor use of personal protective ...More
    September 27, 2007 Posted in Articles, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • ICT news
    Norwalk Virus Outbreak Poses Steep Costs to Hospital A review of measures taken to address a 2004 outbreak of the highly infectious Norwalk virus at The Johns Hopkins Hospital has provided the first solid documentation of expenses and efforts in the United States to stop ...More
    September 27, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • A Risky Business
    As the second-fastest growing sector of the United States economy, the healthcare industry employs more than 12 million workers dedicated to protecting the health of their patients. But who is responsible for protecting the health and safety of these healthcare workers? The ...More
    September 27, 2007 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Nosespray Vaccine Using Aloe Vera Has Exciting Potential
    Researchers at TexasA&MUniversity are participating in developing a medicine that is worth sneezing about: a treatment for influenza that forms a jelly when sprayed into the nose. Even though trial treatments are being used to treat bird flu in humans, technically ...More
    September 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • C difficile Infection Four Times More Likely to Kill Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
    Clostridium difficile infection is four times more likely to kill patients with inflammatory bowel disease, suggests research published ahead of print in the journal Gut. C difficile is an important cause of diarrhea among inpatients, and the numbers of new cases of the ...More
    September 26, 2007 Posted in News
  • U.S. Hospitals Report Infections Increasing in Frequency and Cost
    A new review of inpatient data from U.S. hospitals shows that the number of infections caused by a common bacterium increased by over 7 percent each year from 1998 to 2003. The attendant economic burden to hospitals increased by nearly 12 percent annually. The research is ...More
    September 25, 2007 Posted in News
  • Germs in Space? It's Out of This World!
    A new study shows that germs, when sent into space, come back meaner and more dangerous. While this news might not immediately affect your work here on Earth, it does prove that microbes have an amazing will to survive and even thrive. And the study does reveal some ...More
    September 25, 2007 Posted in Blogs
  • Space Flight Shown to Alter Ability of Bacteria to Cause Disease
    Space flight has been shown to have a profound impact on human physiology as the body adapts to zero gravity environments. Now, a new study led by researchers from the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University has shown that the tiniest passengers flown in ...More
    September 24, 2007 Posted in News