• Infection Control Today - 04/2004: OR Topics
    The 21st Century Tech The Surgical Technologist’s Expanding Role in the OR By Tina Brooks Advancements in technology continue to change the field of surgery. Robotics, computers and imaging are being integrated into operating rooms (OR) for optimum patient care. But while ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Popular Chewing Gum Eliminates Bacteria That Cause Bad Breath
    CHICAGO -- Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that Big Red -- the popular cinnamon-flavored chewing gum made by Wrigley's -- reduced bacteria in the mouth that cause bad breath. The finding was presented at the recent annual meeting of the ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 04/2004: Clinical Update
    Keeping Bugs at Bay Preventing Outbreaks By Kathy Dix Epidemiologists have a unique role in healthcare — preventing, identifying and tracking outbreaks. ICT spoke with several to determine how to prevent outbreaks and how to identify the diseases that are making the public ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Infection Control Today - 04/2004: Mechanical Reduction
    Mechanical Reduction of Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Risk By Maureen Carignan, RN Urinary catheterization is a known source of bacterial infections, which in the worst-case scenario can lead to death. Numerous antimicrobial technologies have been utilized to ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 04/2004: Handle With Care
    Handle With Care Delicate Instruments Require Proper Reprocessing Technique By John Roark Replacing even one surgical instrument in a set can cost hundreds of dollars. Juggling the rising cost of instrumentation with shrinking budgets and heat from the operating room (OR), ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 04/2004: Product Locator
    From the Show Floor A Sneak Peek at AORN Congress Exhibitors By Tina Brooks Visit 3M Sterilization’s booth to discover the fastest biological indicator for Ethylene Oxide monitoring available, providing results in only four hours. 3M™ Attest™ Rapid Readout Biological ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Crosstex International Donates Hand Sanitizer for Guinness World Record Attempt
    HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. -- Crosstex International helped Canadian dental hygienist Veronica Hermiston break the Guinness World Record for the most people simultaneously flossing with one continuous string of floss. Participants were required to brush their teeth, rinse with ...More
    April 1, 2004 Posted in News
  • Premier, Inc. Awards Sempermed Surgical Glove Contract
    CLEARWATER, Fla. -- Premier, Inc. has awarded a multi-source contract with glove manufacturer Sempermed USA for its line of surgical gloves. The three-year agreement begins May 1, 2004 and includes Supreme Powder Free Latex, Derma Plus Powdered Latex, Syntegra Powder Free ...More
    March 31, 2004 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Washington Hospitals Reduce Rates of Surgical Infection
    SEATTLE -- Eleven Washington state hospitals have worked for the last year as part of the Surgical Infection Prevention Collaborative Northwest (SIP NW) to reduce their rates of surgical infections, which are recognized as a major preventable form of patient injury, ...More
    March 31, 2004 Posted in News
  • Infectious Disease Physicians Urge Bayer to Cease Marketing Baytril
    ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has joined other groups in calling for Bayer Corporation to remove from the market its drug, Baytril, a ciprofloxacin-like antibiotic used in poultry. Infectious disease experts, like consumer groups, are ...More
    March 31, 2004 Posted in News