Infection Control Today

September 2000

Features

OSHA's Final TB Ruling By David Willyard

1. OSHA Memorandum: Enforcement policy and procedures for occupational exposure to tuberculosis, memorandum to regional administrators form directorate of compliance programs. October 8, 1993.

"Achieving Sharps Injury Reduction: Moving from Theory to Implementation" By Enid K. Eck, RN, MPH; Barbara DeBaun, RN, BSN, CIC; and Gina Pugliese, RN, MS

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Finding the Glove Protection that Meets Your Needs By Rosaline Parson, RN, BSN, CEN, CCRN

1. Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor 1987; ADA Regulations 29 CFR Part 1910.1030, paragraph (d)(3)(ix)

2. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Technical Information Bulletin: Potential for allergy to natural rubber latex gloves and other natural rubber latex products April 1999.

3. Tillotson T. Selecting Medical Examination Gloves. Infection Control Today
February 2000; 4 (2). 22

4. Truscott W. Critical Issues: The Impact of Glove Powder. Firsthand
September 1994; 1 (2). 2

5. Phillips V.L, Phil D, Goodrich M, Sullivan T. Health Care Worker Disability Due to Latex Allergy and Asthma: A Cost Analysis. American Journal of Public Health
July 1999; 89 (7). 1024-1027

6. Miller K. Management of Latex Allergy in the Workplace. AAOHN Journal June 2000; 48 (6). 285-286

Departments

The Environmental Essentials to OR Cleaning By Ruth LeTexier, RN, BSN, PHN

1. Meeker M, Rothrock J. In: Alexanders Care of the Patient in Surgery. 11th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 1999, 149-150.

2. Ayliffe GA. Role of the environment of the operating suite in surgical wound infection. Rev Infect Dis. 1991;13(Suppl 10):S800-4.

3. Mangram AJ, Horan TC, Pearson ML, Silver LC, Jarvis W. Guideline for prevention of surgical site infection. AJIC. 1999;27(2):97-134.

4. Kneedler J, Dodge G. In: Perioperative Patient Care, The Nursing Perspective. 3rd ed. Boston: Jones and Bartlett; 1994,158-159.

5. Fortunato N. In: Perioperative Educators Resource Manual to accompany Berry & Kohns Operating Room Techniques. 9th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2000,35.

Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN). Recommended practices for environmental learning in the surgical practice setting. In: Standards, Recommended Practices and Guidelines. Denver: AORN; 1998,209-214.

6. Fortunato N. In: Berry & Kohns Operating Room Technique. 9th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2000,170.

7. Fortunato N. In: Berry & Kohns Operating Room Technique. 9th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 2000,174-175.

8. Recommended Practices for environmental cleaning in the surgical practice setting. In: AORN Standards, Recommended Practices and Guidelines. Denver: AORN; 1998,209-214.

9. Fortunato N. In: Berry & Kohns Operating Room Technique. 9th ed. St. Louis, MO: Mosby, 2000,175-176.

Preventive Instrument Maintenance" By Brian Kern

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Outsourcing Sterile Processing By Gerry Gribbon

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The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and Disinfection" By Tom Bach

1. Federal Register. Vol. 56, No. 235. Friday December 6,1991, Part 1910.1030.(Amended).

2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens: final rule. Federal Register. 1991; 56:64003-182.

3. Alvarado CJ. Revisiting the Spaulding classification scheme. In: Chemical Germicides in Healthcare William A. Rutala ed. Washington, DC: APIC; 1994, 203-208.

4. McCull R. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Health Compliance Assistance Office: Interpretation and Compliance Letters. The OSHA policy on the use of disinfectants that are registered with the EPA as being effective against HBV and HCV. September 24, 1996.

5. Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. Endoscope Cleaning and High-Level Disinfection, Self-Study Module. SGNA Practice Committee; 1996.

"Sherlock Holmes Approach to BIs and CIs" By Martha Young, BS, MS, CSPDT

1. Young M. Rigid sterilization container systems. Infection Control Today, February 1999: 50-56.

2. Guidelines for the selection and use of reusable rigid sterilization container systems for ethylene oxide sterilization and steam sterilization in health care facilities. Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. ANSI/AAMI ST33, 1996: 9-13.

3. Selection and Use of Chemical Indicators for Steam Sterilization Monitoring in Health Care Facilities. Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. AAMI TIR No. 3-1988:4-6.

4. Good Hospital Practice: Steam sterilization and sterility assurance. Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. ANSI/AAMI ST46, 1993: 19, 20-22, 23-24.

5. Ethylene oxide sterilization in health care facilities: Safety and effectiveness. Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation. ANSI/AAMI ST41:1999: 36-46.

6. Standards, recommended practices & guidelines. AORN. 2000:354.

7. Young J. Steam sterilization: scientific principles. In: Reichert M, Young J, eds. Sterilization Technology in the Health Care Facility. Aspen Publishing; 1997:128.

8. Ross E. Using biological monitoring to reduce infection, risk and costs. Surgical Services Management July 1998:4(7); 37-41.

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