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  • Sterilization Containers
    Sterilization Containers By Marcia Frieze, MS, and Kerrye Allen, RN Deciding on the right sterilization method for the appropriate surgical device has become a challenging quest. Increase in minimally invasive surgical procedures and the growth of more resistant microbes ...More
    November 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • SSM Online
    DENVER, CO - SSM Online, the online partner to AORN's newly revised publication, SSM, began operation October 4, 2000. Formerly known as Surgical Services Management, SSM Online is AORN's online resource for perioperative leaders. The site will contain breaking news, as ...More
    October 20, 2000 Posted in News
  • National Policy on HIV-Infected Healthcare Workers Questioned
    WESTPORT, CT - According to an essay in the October Journal of the American Medical Association, the US policy requiring that healthcare workers inform patients of their hepatitis B virus (HBV) or HIV infection status should be changed. The desire for change stems from the ...More
    October 20, 2000 Posted in News
  • Adhesive for Catheters May Reduce Infections
    WESTPORT, CT - A recent report from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced that an adhesive device secures intravenous catheters as well as sutures and better than tape. In addition, the adhesive resulted in fewer catheter-related infections. The study was ...More
    October 19, 2000 Posted in News
  • AMA Says States, Not Federal Government Should Provide Physician Information to Patients
    WASHINGTON - In testimony before the US House Committee on Commerce, the American Medical Association (AMA) said the responsibility for communicating relevant information to patients about their physicians belongs with individual states, not the federal government. AMA ...More
    October 19, 2000 Posted in News
  • Sharps Safety Best Ideas Awards Initiative
    The 2000 APIC 27th Annual Educational Conference and International Meeting announced the launch of Sharps Safety Best Ideas Awards Initiative. In conjunction with APIC, SIMS Portex, Inc. will be making up to $10,000 in monetary awards available to healthcare professionals ...More
    October 18, 2000 Posted in News
  • Quality Management Document Proposed to ISO
    The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has received a proposal from the US for a guidance document on implementing the ISO 9000 quality management standards in the health care sector. The proposal, made by the American Society for Quality and the ...More
    October 18, 2000 Posted in News
  • Silver Coated Catheters May Reduce Infection
    A study, recently reported from the University of Michigan, says infections could be reduced if a more expensive, silver-coated catheter is used. The catheters are covered with a thin layer of silver alloy, which can kill bacteria. According to the researchers, the use of ...More
    October 17, 2000 Posted in News
  • Catheter Agreement Announced with B. Braun Medical Inc. and HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP
    BETHLEHEM, PA - B. Braun Medical Inc. announced that it has been awarded a new agreement with HealthTrust Purchasing Group, LP, for safety IV catheters. Under the terms of the agreement, B. Braun will be a dual-source provider of safety IV catheters. The contract will cover ...More
    October 17, 2000 Posted in News
  • CDC Seeks Input on Draft Five-Year HIV Plan
    WASHINGTON - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking input on their five-year HIV strategic plan. External consultants active in HIV/AIDS prevention and CDC staff developed the plan collaboratively. The draft five-year strategic plan details priority ...More
    October 16, 2000 Posted in News