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  • Juggling Patients, Physicians, Pathogens
    Juggling Patients, Physicians, Pathogens The View Within a Bustling Phoenix OR By Kelli M. Donley A handwashing station lines the hallway within the circular OR at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center in Phoenix. Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center looms over central ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 02/2002: Combating Legionella Bacteria
    Combating Legionella Bacteria Don't Let These "Swimmers" Sink Your Facility's Infection Control Program By Kelly M. Pyrek Editor's Note: This new department will appear quarterly in Infection Control Today, and is dedicated to informing facilities' staff members ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 02/2002: Medical Device Reprocessing
    Infection Control Today magazine's 2002 virtual roundtable on medical device reprocessing Alliance Medical Corporation 10232 S. 51st Street Phoenix, AZ 85044 (888) 888-3433 www.reprocessing.com Infection Control Today: What is the reasonable margin of safety that patients ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 02/2002: Success Story
    Improving Hand Hygiene Compliance By Adi V. Gundlapalli, MD; Barbara R. Mooney, RN, BSN, CIC; Louise Eutropious, RN, BSN, CIC; William Stockdale, MBA; Arthur Turlak, MS; Clint C. Bodily, BIS Low rates of hand-hygiene compliance among healthcare workers (HCWs) are a major ...More
  • Infection Control Today - 02/2002: Medical Device Reprocessing
    Infection Control Today magazine's 2002 virtual roundtable on medical device reprocessing Vanguard Medical Concepts 5307 Great Oak Drive Lakeland, FL 33815 (800) 887-9073 www.safe-reuse.com Infection Control Today: What is the reasonable margin of safety that patients and ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 02/2002: Matching the Right Disinfectant to the Job
    Matching the Right Disinfectant to the Job By Michelle Gardner Antimicrobials are substances used to destroy or suppress the growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or fungi, and are used to control infectious microorganisms on surfaces. The more commonly used ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Reprocessing Update
    Reprocessing Update FDA Continues its Scrutiny of Premarket Submissions as Healthcare Professionals Debate Patient-Safety Issues By Kelly M. Pyrek Editor's note: Log onto www.infectioncontroltoday.com for our virtual roundtable on reprocessing, where three of the leading ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 02/2002: Open Forum
    FDA Labeling of Liquid Chemical Sterilants: Are Modifications Needed? By Lawrence F Muscarella, PhD Developing and marketing a liquid chemical sterilant (LCS) for reprocessing endoscopes is a more formidable task than often appreciated. The ideal LCS, among other factors, ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Transplant Kidney Cloned
    WORCESTER, Mass-Officials from Advanced Cell Technology have announced successful cloning of a bovine kidney, created from the combination of a single skin cell and an egg. While the details of the kidney's creation are being kept secret, company officials did report a ...More
    January 30, 2002 Posted in News
  • New Drug Being Tested to Fight Tropical Chagas Disease
    CARACAS, Venezula-Researchers at the Venezuela Institute for Scientific Research have recently reported in the journal Science, they have made significant strides in developing a drug to treat tropical Chagas disease. The South American form of Trypanosomiasis, Trypansoma ...More
    January 30, 2002 Posted in News