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  • Facility Managers Sound Off on Restroom Odors
    VISTA, Calif. -- A new survey asked approximately 700 facility managers, jan/san manufacturers, distributors, and building service contractors their thoughts on restroom odors. What was most notable about the responses was how strongly the respondents feel regarding odor ...More
    January 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • FDA Warns Public of Contaminated Syringes
    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today announced a nationwide recall of all lots of heparin and saline pre-filled flush syringes manufactured by AM2 PAT, Inc., of Angier, N.C. Two lots have been found to be contaminated with Serratia marcescens, a bacterium that can ...More
    January 28, 2008 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Vitamin D May Help to Prevent and Treat Tuberculosis
    A new study finds that lower blood levels of vitamin D are related to an increased risk of tuberculosis (TB), suggesting that vitamin D supplementation may help prevent and treat TB. While previous research has shown a relationship between vitamin D deficiency and TB, this ...More
    January 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • New Study Links Genetics to Herpes Susceptibility
    A new study published in the February 1 issue of The Journal of Infectious Diseases, shows new evidentiary support that a link exists between genetics and susceptibility to the herpes simplex virus. The study, now available online, has implications for the discovery of ...More
    January 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Anthrax Cellular Entry Point Uncovered
    The long-sought-after biological “gateway” that anthrax uses to enter healthy cells has been uncovered by microbiologists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Anthrax spores enter the cell through something called Mac-1, a receptor that sits on the surface of ...More
    January 28, 2008 Posted in News
  • Experts Urge Integration of Adult Vaccines into Routine Care to Save Lives, Reduce Needless Illness
    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- New data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) paint a disappointing picture of adult immunization against serious infectious diseases in the United States. In addition, a new consumer survey shows the vast majority of adult ...More
    January 24, 2008 Posted in News
  • Zero Tolerance for Infections: A Winning Strategy
    “Zero tolerance” is quickly becoming the new watchword in infection prevention, as the concept of striving for zero infiltrates U.S. hospital staffs as they strive to meet new pay-for-performance mandates from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), this fall ...More
    January 24, 2008 Posted in Articles
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    Send your event information for publication to Kelly Pyrek at MARCH 2008 3-7 EPI 101 and 201 courses New Orleans 30-April 3 Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) annual congress Anaheim, JUNE 2008 9-12 2008 ...More
    January 24, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Bundling is Better, Experts Say
    It’s no secret the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) was on to something big when it launched its 100,000 Lives Campaign. Since its inception, countless interventions have been implemented in health systems across the country, and countless lives have been ...More
    January 24, 2008 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Prevention Experts Share Information, Strategies at Conference on Infectious Diseases
    The 12th Conference on Infectious Diseases, sponsored by SHEA, APIC and AORN, and underwritten and hosted by Kimberly-Clark Health Care, brought together infection control practitioners, nurses and physicians to promote dialogue about contemporary challenges in the ...More
    January 24, 2008 Posted in Articles