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  • Coming Clean on Home Laundered Scrubs
    Coming Clean on Home Laundered ScrubsRuth LeTexier, RN, BASN, PHNUniforms in healthcare have changed significantly over time. One used to be able to enter the hospital and easily recognize a nurse by the starched white uniform with the mandatory cap in place. Today, one ...More
    October 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • The New AIA Guidelines:
    The New AIA Guidelines:Their Impact on Pre-And Post-Op Infection ControlBy Tim Cowan, AIAThe American Institute of Architects' (AIA) Academy of Architecture for Health has issued the 2001 edition of The Guidelines for Design and Construction of Hospital and Healthcare ...More
    October 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 10/2001: Chemical Management Involves Worker Safety and Economics
    Chemical Management Involves Worker Safety and Economics By Tom Bach One of the most important factors in getting effective results with any disinfectant or detergent disinfectant is the type and quantity of soil to be removed. Different areas within a facility will contain ...More
    October 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Doctor Pleads Guilty To Causing Girlfriend's Miscarriage
    COLUMBUS, Ohio-A doctor who was accused of contaminating his girlfriend's drink to induce a miscarriage has pled guilty and will be sent to jail for five years. Maynard Muntzing II, MD, will lose his medical license after pleading guilty to attempted felonious assault and ...More
    October 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • Medical Guides Need Update
    CHICAGO-Guidelines for treating a variety of illnesses are out of date and could mean patients are not being cared for effectively, reports an article in this weeks Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers found that 13 out of 17 ailment guidelines ...More
    September 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • U of Wisconsin Fights Geron Corp Over Stem Cells
    MADISON, Wisc-University of Wisconsin officials say talks Geron Corp. concerning stem cell research have broken down. Now, the university is broadening a lawsuit against the company in an attempt to protect their embryonic stem cell lines research. University of Wisconsin ...More
    September 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • Long Time Healthcare Industry Leader Dies
    Ralph A. Basile, founder of Basile, Inc. and Healthmark Industries Company, Inc., died on Thursday September 20, 2001 of complications due to stomach cancer. Ralph, the son of Italian immigrants, was born January 8, 1932 in Long Island City, New York. He attended Long ...More
    September 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • Opioid Antagonist Speeds Abdominal Surgery Recovery
    BOSTON-A frequent problem with abdominal surgery is afterward, the digestive system has a tendency to shut down for several days. This extends a patient's recovery time, increasing healthcare costs and the time demanded on the hospital per patient. A new analgesic created ...More
    September 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • MMR Vaccine Not Linked to IBS, Autism
    LONDON-Contradicting a previous report, a new study published in the September issue of Archives of Disease in Childhood shows receiving a childhood vaccine for measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) does not increase the risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBS) or ...More
    September 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • Boston Scientific Stent May Prevent Restenosis
    NEW YORK-A tiny scaffold created to prop open arteries after angioplasty procedures may help prevent restenosis-a reoccurring thickening of the cardiovascular arteries and vessels. The scaffold, also known as a stent, has been perfected by Boston Scientific-a medical ...More
    September 26, 2001 Posted in News