• AORN Offers CNOR Examination Prep Courses
    DENVER – The Association for periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) is offering a two-week online course that prepares nurses for a successful CNOR exam. The courses will be held July 11-25 , 2005 and Nov. 7-21, 2005. Course benefits include: -- Takes the fear out of the ...More
    June 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • Precision Dynamics Corporation Signs Agreement with Hewlett-Packard Taiwan for Healthcare RFID Wristband Solutions
    SAN FERNANDO, Calif. -- Precision Dynamics Corporation (PDC), a global leader in automatic wristband identification, has signed a reseller agreement with Hewlett-Packard Taiwan, Ltd., intended to accelerate the adoption of RFID (radio frequency identification) solutions in ...More
    June 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • Methodist Dallas Medical Center Receives Prestigious CDC Award
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded Methodist Dallas Medical Center the prestigious CDC Foundation scholarship. The scholarship was awarded in recognition of Methodist’s efforts to successfully implement the strategies outlined in the CDC ...More
    June 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • Ansell Healthcare’s Latest Educational Module Explores the Hazards of Glove Powder
    RED BANK, N.J. -- Ansell Healthcare, a global leader in healthcare barrier protective products, recently announced the availability of a new self-study educational module for healthcare professionals. Titled “Understanding the Hazards of Glove Powder,” this module addresses ...More
    June 6, 2005 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • IAHCSMM Announces 2005 Award Winners
    At its annual meeting in May, the International Association of Healthcare Central Service Materiel Management (IAHCSMM) presented its annual awards to outstanding members of the industry. The awards are as follows: -- Cardinal Healthcare/IAHCSMM annual representative to the ...More
    June 6, 2005 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Arizona Governor Releases Funds to Combat Whooping Cough Outbreak
    PHOENIX -- Gov. Janet Napolitano announced she is providing $500,000 in emergency health crisis funds to combat a statewide outbreak of pertussis, commonly known as whooping cough. The Arizona Department of Health Services sought the funds because of a significant increase ...More
    June 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • FDA Working to Trace Source of Foodborne Illness in Florida
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is initiating an investigation to determine the source of several clusters of a gastrointestinal illness known as cyclosporiasis that is associated with fresh basil served in Florida during mid-March through mid-April. Known as a ...More
    June 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • Measles Elimination in the Western Pacific Region
    BEIJING and MANILA, Philippines -- Measles: normal childhood illness or killer disease?  Actually, it is both but it could soon be neither.  Measles has already been eliminated in the WHO Region of the Americas.  The challenge is for the rest of the world to ...More
    June 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • Goals for TB Control Reachable for Most of World
    International goals for reducing the number of tuberculosis cases and deaths to a certain number by the year 2015 can be achieved, but African and Eastern European countries could pose the greatest challenges, according to a study in the June 8 issue of JAMA, a theme issue ...More
    June 6, 2005 Posted in News
  • Chest X-Rays Not Effective in Determining When TB Acquired
    There is little correlation between the appearance of tuberculosis on chest X-rays and how recently the disease was acquired, according to a study in the June 8 issue of JAMA, a theme issue on tuberculosis. Co-author Neil W. Schluger, MD, of Columbia University, New York, ...More
    June 6, 2005 Posted in News