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  • B. Braun’s Devices Recognized as Most Influential
    Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry magazine has recognized three medical devices manufactured by B. Braun Medical Inc. as being among the most influential medical devices of the last 30 years. B. Braun’s Outlook® Safety Infusion System, PINNACLE® TPN ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Precept Medical Products, Inc. Honored for Exceptional Supplier Performance
    Precept Medical Products announces that it is a winner of the fourth annual Pinnacle Award, presented by Premier Purchasing Partners, LP, the group purchasing unit of the Premier healthcare alliance. Premier contracts with more than 800 suppliers and Precept is one of 19 ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Vascular Devices and Biofilm: Webinar Opportunity
    The free, live Webinar, “Why are Vascular Devices Prone to Biofilm Contamination?” will be presented on and will address the emerging issue of biofilms. Experts in the field will discuss the obstacles to preventing, managing and ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • FDA Issues Pistachio Warning for Salmonella
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to eat California Prime Produce and Orange County Orchards brands of pistachios repacked by Orca Distribution West Inc. of Anaheim, Calif. Orca received and repacked pistachios recalled by Setton ...More
    June 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sharps Safety: A Seasonal Concern?
    Have you noticed a drop in productivity? A disinterest in details? A lack of lucidity caused by sunburn, swimmer’s ear and too many cervezas? The doldrums of summer are upon us! Each season, there’s an exodus of people from organizations in every industry, and ...More
    June 22, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Technology and Teamwork Drive a Sharps Safety Program
    Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens from needlesticks and other sharps injuries is a serious problem, but it is often preventable. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that each year 385,000 needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries ...More
    June 22, 2009 Posted in Articles
  • Improving Respiratory Protection Programs in Healthcare to Reduce and Control Infection
    By Brent Doney, Mark Greskevitch, Dennis Groce, Girija Syamlal, Ki Moon B and Jacek Mazurek The risk of developing respiratory infection can be reduced by either wearing respiratory protection under the guidance of an effective respiratory protection program or using ...More
    June 22, 2009 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Heard This One?
    Today a friend shared this timely “sick joke” with me. (Don’t worry it is truly a “sick” joke, not perverted.)  I thought you might need a little laugh – or at least a smile -- on Monday.What is the difference between bird flu and ...More
    June 22, 2009 Posted in Blogs
  • Fighting TB Might be a Matter of 'Flipping a Switch" in Immune Response
    Scientists are focusing on a new concept in fighting airborne pathogens by manipulating what is called the “switching time,” the point at which a highly regulated immune response gives way to powerful cells that specialize in fighting a specific invading bug.In ...More
    June 22, 2009 Posted in News
  • Environmental Cleaning Issues: Advice from Industry Experts
    Environmental Surface Disinfection in the Healthcare EnvironmentBy J. Hudson Garrett Jr., PhD, MSN, MPH, APRN, CIC One of the most critical interventions that can be routinely performed to decrease the risk for cross transmission and development of healthcare-associated ...More