• HIV Experts Applaud CDC Move to Make HIV Testing Routine
    The HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) says it applauds new federal guidelines that will make HIV testing a routine part of medical care—an important step to controlling the growing HIV epidemic in the United States. Despite prevention efforts, 40,000 more people are infected ...More
    September 20, 2006 Posted in News
  • AHRMM Announces National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management Week
    CHICAGO -- The Association for Healthcare Reesource & Materials Management (AHRMM) announces that the 2006 National Healthcare Resource & Materials Management (MM) Week is scheduled for October 1-7, 2006. This year’s event theme, “Resource & Materials ...More
    September 20, 2006 Posted in News
  • It’s Clean Hands Week, but We’re Still Awash in Dirt and Germs
    You won’t be a bit surprised to learn that the Soap and Detergent Association (SDA), in its second annual Clean Hands Report Card, gave Americans the grade of C-minus for its handwashing habits -- a downgrade from 2004 when the country received a C grade. In case that’s not ...More
    September 20, 2006 Posted in Blogs
  • Joint Commission and National Quality Forum Announce the 2006 John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award Winners
    OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill., and WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The National Quality Forum (NQF) and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) today announced the 2006 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards. The honorees ...More
    September 19, 2006 Posted in News
  • Ansell Healthcare Renews its Commitment to Latex Gloves
    RED BANK, N.J. -- Scott Papier, regional director of professional/consumer for Ansell Americas, announces that Ansell Healthcare Products, LLC will continue to manufacture, market, and sell latex gloves, preferred by many healthcare professionals because of their superior ...More
    September 19, 2006 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Existing Vaccine Facilities Can Handle Flu Pandemic
    The most cost effective and quickest way to respond to a flu pandemic within the next five years is to use existing facilities to make vaccines from cell cultures, new research suggests. In a study led by University of Michigan professor of chemical and biomedical ...More
    September 18, 2006 Posted in News
  • Worldwide Warning of Highly Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis
    New forms of highly drug-resistant tuberculosis are emerging and action must be taken soon before they become widespread globally, says an editorial in this week’s British Medical Journal (BMJ). The authors say that urgent action is needed to implement effective ...More
    September 18, 2006 Posted in News
  • Ticking Time Bomb: Prisons Unprepared for Flu Pandemic
    As the fear of an impending avian flu pandemic is compelling hospitals, businesses and cities to develop preparedness plans, one of the most potentially dangerous breeding grounds of disease is woefully ill-prepared for a crisis, according to a new study being presented ...More
    September 18, 2006 Posted in News
  • Bacteria Get Off Easy in Sinus Infections
    Researchers at Johns Hopkins have evidence that curbed activity from several key chemicals on the inner lining of the nose are linked to chronic sinusitis that fails to respond to the usual current treatments. An estimated 32 million Americans know the misery of persistent ...More
    September 18, 2006 Posted in News
  • Antibiotics to Treat Common Sinus Disorders
    A program designed by the government of Quebec and several medical societies to educate physicians regarding the diagnosis and appropriate treatment for acute bacterial rhinosinusitis has led to a marked decrease in the use of antibiotics as a frontline therapy, at a time ...More
    September 18, 2006 Posted in News