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  • Case Management/Outbreak Control
    Keeping Employees Healthy Education and Communication can Prevent Infectious Outbreaks By Pat Tydell, RN, MSN, MPH It is estimated that over eight million people are healthcare workers (HCWs) in this country. They work in traditional settings such as hospitals and nursing ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Developing an Infection Control Program
    Developing an Infection Control Program By Karen Hoffmann, RN, MS, CIC Modern hospital infection control programs first began in the 1950s in England, where the primary focus of these programs was to prevent and control hospital-acquired staphylococcal outbreaks. In 1968, ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Using Indicators
    Using Indicators By Natalie Lind, CRCST, CHL, ACE The buzzer rings on the dryer, you check the clothes, but the load is still damp. The timer sounds on the stove and you check the cake in the oven. The directions say it should be done now, but it needs a few more minutes. ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Practicing Smart Wound Care
    Practicing Smart Wound CareBy Ann Donovan, RN, MSN, CETN, and Charles E. Edmiston, Jr. PhD, CICThe above patient had no visible clinical signs of a wound infection other than a non-healing wound. Quantitative biopsy revealed >105.At a time of scarce healthcare dollars, ...More
    December 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • West Nile Virus Looming Health Risk for Americans
    WASHINGTON--The first frost has come to the East and, with it, an end to the danger from West Nile virus. But the respite is temporary--because scientists know something now they didn't know last year: The virus is here to stay. Experts are now convinced that West ...More
    November 30, 2000 Posted in News
  • Mammography Centers Cannot Keep Up with Demand
    Chicago- Mammography centers are scaling back or even closing because of inadequate reimbursement rates and malpractice fears at a time when more and more aging baby boomers need annual breast exams. It all adds up to a crisis taking shape in mammography, experts warned ...More
    November 30, 2000 Posted in News
  • Generic AIDS Drugs to Help South African Public
    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa-- South Africa on Thursday granted a special exemption to allow the import of a generic anti-AIDS drug, seen by AIDS activists as a landmark decision. The regulatory Medicines Control Council (MCC) said it would allow the conditional use of ...More
    November 30, 2000 Posted in News
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Sufferers May Find Relief in New Drug
    ATLANTA, Georgia-- Two new drugs can halt the progression of rheumatoid arthritis and lessen damage to the joints, according to two studies appearing Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. "This is the first time we have evidence that a drug can actually ...More
    November 30, 2000 Posted in News
  • More Americans Suffering from Chronic Illness than Doctors Expected
    WASHINGTON-- Nearly half of Americans suffer at least one chronic disease, everything from allergies to heart disease -- 20 million more than doctors had anticipated this year, researchers say. And they warn that the fast-growing toll, now at 125 million among a population ...More
    November 30, 2000 Posted in News
  • Alliance Medical Names New Vice Presidents
    Phoenix, Ariz.-Alliance Medical Corporation named two new vice presidents today. Don Selvey is taking over the newly created position of Vice President of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance. Selvey previously served as the director of the regulatory affairs and ...More
    November 29, 2000 Posted in News