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  • Renovating Central Processing
    Renovating Central Processing Tucson Medical Center improves its facilities with minimal task disruption By Heather Schrader Demolition of the old Central Processing Department. Central Supply (CS)/Central Processing (CP) is often the heart of operations in the hospital. ...More
    January 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • General Guidelines for Use of Chemical Disinfectants
    Disinfection of Bloodborne PathogensPaula Grahs RN, BSN, CNORFor the disinfection of bloodborne pathogens knowledge of the basic principles of disinfection is needed to prevent the risk of disease transmission via inanimate objects. It is the responsibility of all personnel ...More
    January 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Eliminating Needles:Doctor Developing Vaccine Patch
    WASHINGTON, DC-A former US Army doctor may have discovered a new method of distributing medication-one that could eliminate tears from pediatricians' offices and provide the world with a less expensive method of vaccinating the public. Gregory Glenn has accidentally ...More
    December 27, 2000 Posted in News
  • Medical Technician Responsible for Hepatitis C Transmission
    BERLIN, Germany-German researchers are reporting a medical technician with a cut on his finger accidentally infected five hospital patients with the hepatitis C virus. The hospital's name and location are not being released. There have been rare cases where patients have ...More
    December 21, 2000 Posted in News
  • Nation's Largest Hospital Chain to pay $840M for Fraud Claim
    The Healthcare Company has agreed to plead guilty to defrauding the government. HCA will pay more than $840 million in criminal fines, civil penalties and damages. After a seven-year federal investigation initiated by private whistleblowers, this is the largest government ...More
    December 19, 2000 Posted in News
  • Estrogen Added to Cancer List
    Although estrogen is used as a treatment for many women, it is also attributed to be a carcinogen. The National Toxicology Program voted that steroidal estrogen should be listed as a cancer-causing substance because of its association with endometrial and breast cancer. ...More
    December 19, 2000 Posted in News
  • Honey, I Prevented the Tumor
    A new Turkish study suggests honey man help prevent tumors from recurring. The research, which was done on 60 mice, showed that honey helped prevent tumors from returning after colon-cancer surgery. Mayo Clinic experts have said the results are interesting and shouldn't be ...More
    December 19, 2000 Posted in News
  • Hispanics Face Discrimination in Hospitals
    WASHINGTON-Officials at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality released results from a study showing Hispanics are not as likely as non-Hispanic whites to have major surgery when hospitalized. The branch of the US Department of Health and Human Services tracked 63 ...More
    December 19, 2000 Posted in News
  • American Adults Continue Pushing the Scales
    ATLANTA-The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that 61% of Americans are overweight. More than 27% of the US adult population is obese, or 30 pounds or more over a healthy body weight. These statistics rose sharply in the last ten years, leaving many ...More
    December 19, 2000 Posted in News
  • Healthcare Study Funded
    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has allotted $3.7 million to determine the health and economic consequences of not having access to healthcare. Nearly one in six American do not have healthcare. Doctors say these 43 million people often seek medical assistance in ...More
    December 19, 2000 Posted in News