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  • Role of Engineering Controls in Compliance Requirements
    Role of Engineering Controls in Compliance Requirements By Homa Christensen "Life is short, and the art long; the occasion fleeting; experience fallacious, and judgment difficult. The physician must not only be prepared to do what is right himself, but also to make the ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Preventing Transmission of TB
    Preventing Transmission of TB By Judene Bartley, MS, MPH, and Gina Pugliese, RN, MS Although there has been a steady decline of cases of tuberculosis (TB) in the US, this decrease will continue only if attention is paid to identifying patients with TB, initiating proper ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Ethylene Oxide:
    Ethylene Oxide: The Way We Choose to Go By R. Michael Festa Ethylene Oxide (EO) sterilization is used in our facilities because it is efficacious, safe to use, and the most cost-effective low temperature sterilization process. Selection and use of present sterilization ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Gaymar Industries Appoints New VP of Marketing
    ORCHARD PARK, NY-Gaymar Industries, a manufacturer of pressure ulcer and temperature management solutions, announced the appointment of Steve Snyder to vice president of marketing. Snyder will be responsible for product management, new product acquisition, advertising and ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • Damaged Joints Repaired with Fat
    DURHAM, NC-Scientists from Duke University Medical Center have transformed fat cells into cartilage cells, a potential breakthrough for repairing damaged joints. Damage to cartilage is difficult to heal because there is no blood supply to the area. Often doctors use bone ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • Latex Allergy Update
    Latex Allergy Update By Curtis P. Hamann, MD, Pamela A. Rodgers, PhD, and Kim Sullivan Often thought of as a modern-day malady, allergic reactions to rubber gloves were first reported in the early 1930s. However, the number of reported reactions rapidly increased as the ...More
  • Making the Choice
    Instrument Standardization By R. Michael Appleby Standardizing surgical instruments used in various departments in the hospital can control costs, increase instrument processing efficiencies, and help in training personnel. The challenge for instrument-using departments ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. Stock Drops After Investigation Announcement
    NEW YORK-Federal investigators are looking at pharmaceutical giant Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. after reports that the company gave free drugs and devices to doctors in exchange for purchase of other Bristol drugs. Bristol stock fell 3% Tuesday after the announcement. A ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in News
  • Best Manufacturing Announces Designs New Gloves
    ALTANTA, Ga-Best Manufacturing, a provider of hand protection for industrial and medical markets, announced the addition of two work gloves to its general purpose line. The Nitri Flex Lite and Skinny Dip gloves provide an alternative to cotton and lightweight leather ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Stopping the Spread of TB
    Stopping the Spread of TB A Japanese Hospital Case Study By Y Nakajima, MD, PhD, and T Mori, MD, PhD Japan has experienced a resurgence in tuberculosis during the last several years. One of the most relevant factors is the rapidly aging population where the population of ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions