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  • With Fear of Spreading Germs High, Pennsylvanians Likely to Wash Hands Often, Poll Reveals
    Nearly 80 percent of Pennsylvanians participating in a recent healthcare poll say they’re generally concerned about the spread of germs and infections. And, possibly as a result of those fears, participants in the poll say they wash their hands often. According to The ...More
    March 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • ASHES Announces 2007 National Healthcare Environment Services and Housekeeping Week
    CHICAGO -- The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) announces that Sept. 9-15, 2007 is National Healthcare Environment Services and Housekeeping Week. With the theme, "Environmental Services: Partners in Quality, Patient Safety, Excellence," this ...More
    March 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Immune Cells Take Divergent Paths When Fighting Infections
    How do immune cells decide to respond to invading microbes by either fighting to the death or becoming the body’s memory for future infections? Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have discovered that immune cells can differ in their inheritance ...More
    March 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Workers Exposed to HIV on Job Need Preventive Treatment
    A review of existing research confirms that healthcare workers should undergo a month of preventive drug treatment if they are exposed to HIV on the job. Still, the reviewers say that there’s been little research into occupational postexposure prophylaxis, and it’s still ...More
    March 2, 2007 Posted in News
  • ICT Conference on Professional Development Attracts 131 Infection Prevention Professionals
    LAS VEGAS – Infection prevention and control nurses, managers, and directors attended three days of seminars, networking events and exhibits at the first ICT Conference on Professional Development held at the Hampton Inn Tropicana in Las Vegas, January 24-26. The conference ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Busting Bugs in Las Vegas, ICT Style
    A heartfelt thank you goes out to all of the infection prevention professionals who joined us in Las Vegas in January for the firstever ICT Conference on Professional Development. It was a three-day learning and laughter fest, where infection control practitioners (ICPs) ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • calendar march 07
    MARCH 2007 6 APIC Grand Rounds: A Call to Action -- Elimination of MRSA TransmissionSt. Louis www.apic.org 10-15 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) annual meetingOrlando, Fla.www.aorn.org 27 APIC Grand Rounds: A Call to Action -- Elimination of MRSA ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • New Initiatives, Practices Make Strides in Fight Against SSIs
    Surgical site infections have been a long time threat to the health of America’s patients. Government agencies and infection control practitioners are fighting back — and winning. Two national initiatives that have made great strides in the care of surgical patients and ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Myriad Fluid Management AND Disposal Choices ARE Available FOR THE OR
    Fluid management and disposal in the operating room (OR) can get messy — especially during orthopedic and neurological surgery — but fortunately, a myriad of options exists for getting rid of fluid efficiently and thereby reducing exposure to infection. The topic could ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • FEATURED AT AORN 2007
    Featured at this year’s Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN)’s annual Congress, being held March 11-15, 2007 in Orlando, Fla., is a host of products designed to help operating room nurse managers, sterile processing personnel, and infection control ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions