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  • Calypte Reports First Quarter 2001 Results
    ALAMEDA, Calif-Calypte Biomedical Corporation has announced the first quarter financial results for the period ending March 31, 2001. Revenues for the three months increased 27% to a record $1.4 million as compared to $1.1 million for the first three months in 2000. For ...More
    May 2, 2001 Posted in News
  • Ruhof Appoints New National Accounts Director
    Mineola, NY-Ruhof Healthcare, a division of Ruhof Corporation, has appointed Douglas J. MacKay as national accounts director. Ruhof, which manufactures enzymatic products for instrument care, has appointed Mackay to launch the company's national accounts contracting program ...More
    May 2, 2001 Posted in News
  • Isolation Caddy: A Storage Solution
    Isolation Caddy: A Storage SolutionBy Lanette L. Rhodes RN, BS, PA, CNOR; Denise G. Nesselrodt RN, MSN, CIC; Sandy Massey RN, BSN; and John H. Armstrong, MDAs bacterial antibiotic resistance increases, there is an increased need for hospital isolation compliance. Bulky ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • MRI: Use, Safety, and Patient Care
    MRI: Use, Safety, and Patient Care By Donald Woodward Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has evolved to become one of the most valuable diagnostic tools ever developed. MRI's ability to provide unprecedented visualization of internal organs and structures without using X-rays ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Sterilization in a Flash
    Sterilization in a Flash Not a quick fix, flash sterilization requires discipline to be effective By Charles O. Hancock, RAC Many OR users consider flash sterilization to be some kind of magic process that solves a multitude of inventory problems. In fact, use of flash ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Positive Benefits Arise From Hospital Pollution Prevention Programs
    Positive Benefits Arise From Hospital Pollution Prevention Programs By Jack S. McGurk, MPA, REHS In response to the memorandum of understanding between the American Hospital Association (AHA) and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), hospitals are ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Cementatious Considerations for Medical Waste Solidification
    Cementatious Considerations for Medical Waste Solidification By Mark A. Ceaser The most common cause for alarm in the medical field pertaining to waste disposal is the exposure of the worker to infectious wastes and contraction of diseases from these wastes. With the ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • The Benefits of Ultrasonic Cleaning
    The Benefits of Ultrasonic Cleaning By Lawrence F. Muscarella, PhD Growth in minimally invasive surgery has spawned the development of complex endoscopic instruments designed to accommodate the physician's surgical technique. However, to the frustration and dismay of many ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2001: Sterilization
    Low-Temperature SterilizationBy Cynthia Spry, RNIncreasingly, operating rooms (ORs) are pressured to carry out heavier workloads, turn rooms over with less downtime, and reduce costs with little or no increase in instrument inventory. In such situations, maximal use of ...More
    May 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • 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