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  • Maintaining Intact Skin During Handwashing:
    Maintaining Intact Skin During Handwashing: The First Line of Defense Against the Chain of Septic Flow By Thomas L. Kovach, MA Intact Skin: The First Line of Defense. Infection control professionals conclude that proper handwashing by nursing staff, physicians, and patients ...More
  • How To Perform Surgical Hand Scrubs
    How To Perform Surgical Hand ScrubsBy Deborah Gardner, LPN, OPAC, and Ellen Anderson-Manz, RN, BSNHuman hands are the most important tools for caring. Hands feel, diagnose, cure, prod, and provoke as they are placed upon each patient who is hoping for answers, ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
  • AORN Links with Unibased Systems
    DENVER, Co-The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has decided to incorporate the nursing data set with Unibased Systems Architecture (USA). The standardized nursing vocabulary developed by AORN identifies data elements and nursing language common to ...More
    April 26, 2001 Posted in News
  • Greiner Bio-One Vacuette Moves
    MONROE, NC-Greiner Bio-one VACUETTE, manufacturer of plastic blood collection tubes, closed capillary collection systems has moved into a new manufacturing facility in Monroe, North Carolina. The facility has been designed specifically for the manufacturing company. It is ...More
    April 26, 2001 Posted in News
  • Alliance Medical Receives Financing
    PHOENIX, Ariz-Alliance Medical Corporation has received $11 million in venture capital financing. Alliance's third round of funding will be used for acquisitions, developing new business lines, and buying equipment for existing operations. The company, which is based in ...More
    April 25, 2001 Posted in News
  • Heritage Medical Adds Monitoring Device to Disease Management Protocol
    GARDEN CITY, New York-Heritage New York Medical Group, part of Heritage Medical Systems, is offering physicians interactive health-monitoring devices as part of an expanded disease management program. The devices target patients with chronic diseases such as asthma, ...More
    April 20, 2001 Posted in News
  • NICHSPDP Receives NCCA Accreditation for Certification Programs
    ANNANDALE, New Jersey-The board of directors of the National Institute for the Certification of Healthcare Sterile Processing and Distribution Personnel (NICHSPDP) has announced that the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has granted the group a five-year ...More
    April 20, 2001 Posted in News
  • Abbott Announces Agreement With Amerinet
    ABBOTT Park, Ill-Abbott Labs has announced the signing of a new supply agreement for VanishPointr needlestick prevention products with AmeriNet. Under the agreement, Abbott will provide AmeriNet member hospitals and healthcare facilities with VanishPoint single-use ...More
    April 20, 2001 Posted in News
  • Exxon Teams with International Groups To Fight Malaria
    BOSTON-ExxonMobil Corporation is teaming with the Harvard Malaria Initiative, Medicines for Malaria Venture, and Roll Back Malaria to develop new antimalarial drugs and malarial vaccines. The groups will strengthen on-the-ground programs for malaria prevention and treatment ...More
    April 18, 2001 Posted in News
  • Enzyme May Help Those with Rare Genetic Condition
    The coenzyme Q10, which has been promoted for heart health, may also give relief to those suffering from hereditary ataxia. The disorder affects speech, disrupts balance, and interferes with coordination of the arms and legs. May sufferers are left severely disabled and ...More
    April 17, 2001 Posted in News