• AORN Elects '04-'05 Officers
    SAN DIEGO -- New officers and members of the board of directors of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), were elected at the association's 51st annual Congress in San Diego, March 21-25, 2004. The 2004 - 2005 Officers include (* Newly elected; ...More
    March 29, 2004 Posted in News
  • Mimicking Viruses May Provide New Way to Defeat Them
    Newswise -- Viruses, which often are able to outsmart many of the drugs designed to defeat them, may have met their match, according to new research from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The findings show that the introduction of a harmless molecule that uses the same ...More
    March 29, 2004 Posted in News
  • William J. Duffy Assumes AORN Presidency
    SAN DIEGO -- William J. Duffy, RN, BSN, MJ, CNOR, became the national president of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) at its 51st annual Congress in San Diego, March 21-25, 2004. Duffy will serve a one-year term. Duffy is currently assistant vice ...More
    March 29, 2004 Posted in News
  • Clinical Laboratory Scientist Recommends Avoiding Antibacterial Soaps
    Newswise - Before you buy antibacterial soap you should know your soap may do more harm than good, says Peggy Edwards, chair of the department of clinical laboratory science at Saint Louis University's Doisy School of Allied Heath Professions. What is dangerous about ...More
    March 29, 2004 Posted in News
  • Sharon A. McNamara is Tapped as AORN President-elect
    SAN DIEGO -- Sharon A. McNamara, RN, MS, CNOR, was tapped as president-elect of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) at its 51st annual Congress in San Diego, March 21-25, 2004. McNamara is the director of surgical services at WakeMed in Raleigh, N.C. ...More
    March 29, 2004 Posted in News
  • 2003 TB Rates Remain High for Foreign-Born, Racial and Ethnic Minority Populations in U.S. Despite Overall Decline
    WASHINGTON -- TB rates declined in the United States in 2003, but significant geographic, racial and ethnic disparities remain, and cases have increased in some parts of the country. California, New York, and Texas accounted for more than 40 percent of the 2003 national ...More
    March 29, 2004 Posted in News
  • Biology Could Explain Reduced HIV Infection Risk for Circumcised Men
    Newswise -- Research from India published in this week's issue of The Lancet suggests that circumcised men could be over six times less likely than uncircumcised men to acquire HIV infection. The study also shows how the explanation for this decreased risk in circumcised ...More
    March 26, 2004 Posted in News
  • Oregon Nurse Kathy Grellman Honored as National Nurse of the Year by Kelly Healthcare Resources
    TROY, Mich. -- Kelly Healthcare Resourcees, a business unit of global staffing provider Kelly Services, announces that Kathy Grellman of Hillsboro, Ore., will be honored as its Nurse of the Year during National Nurses Week, May 6-12, 2004. Grellmen has been employed through ...More
    March 26, 2004 Posted in News
  • Many Unprotected Against Tetanus Risks From Home, Garden and Yard Activities
    WASHINGTON -- As the arrival of spring ushers in this year's gardening season, a new survey shows that many gardeners are unaware of their increased risk for tetanus, a potentially fatal infectious disease caused by bacteria found in dirt, potting soil and manure. The ...More
    March 26, 2004 Posted in News
  • OraSure Receives FDA Approval for Test to Detect HIV-2 Antibodies
    BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- OraSure Technologies, Inc. announces that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the company's new OraQuick Rapid HIV-1/2 Antibody Test. This approval will allow the simultaneous detection of antibodies to both the HIV-1 and HIV-2 viruses ...More
    March 26, 2004 Posted in News