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    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
  • TOC March 2007
    New Initiatives, Practices Make Strides in Fight Against SSIs By Jennifer Schraag Clearing the Path: Skin Antisepsis Continues to Evolve By Jennifer Schraag Aseptic Technique: No Major Changes But More Important Than Ever By Michelle Beaver Myriad Fluid Management and ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • Managing Today’s OR Suite Conference Emphasizes Teamwork
    The power of teams was a theme at the 19th annual Managing Today’s OR Suite, held Nov 8-10, 2006 in Orlando. The conference, sponsored by OR Manager, Inc., brought together 839 operating room managers and directors for three days of education and a surgical trade show with ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • ASEPTIC TECHNIQUE:
    Healthcare workers (HCWs) are heroes in today’s hospitals but even they would be rendered far less powerful without the help of their trustiest companion: aseptic technique. This sidekick wears a gown though — not a cape — that is surely of proper size, material, and ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles
  • CLEARING THE PATH
    Improving skin antisepsis is vital for both the patient undergoing the surgery and for the healthcare worker (HCW) performing the surgery. The prevention of nosocomial infections — especially that of surgical site infections (SSIs) — has been proven through the ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
  • University of California San Francisco Medical Center Adopts SurgiCount Safety-Sponge System
    DUBLIN, Ohio -- Cardinal Health, Inc., a leading provider of products and services supporting the healthcare industry, today announced that the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) MedicalCenter has signed an agreement to use SurgiCount Medical's Safety-Sponge(TM) ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in News
  • Antibiotic Vancomycin May Trigger Dangerously Low Platelet Count
    Researchers at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin’s Blood Research Institute have linked vancomycin to an abnormal decrease in blood platelet count, a condition called thrombocytopenia. If accompanied by uncontrollable bleeding, ...More
    March 1, 2007 Posted in News