Infection Control Today - 08/2004: References

August References

NO CRYING OVER SPILT BLOOD: MANAGING FLUID WASTE DISPOSAL, BY KATHY DIX, PAGE 10

1. http://www.epa.gov/owm/mtb/cwns/1996rtc/glossary.htm

THE FACTS: WET PACKS AND PLASTIC ACCESSORY CASES, BY NANCY CHOBIN, RN, CSPDM; DAVID FURR, AND AN NUYTTENS, PAGE 24.

1. AAMI Committee Draft, AAMI/CDV-1, ST77, Containment devices for reusable medical device sterilization: May, 2004.

2. Steris Inc., Preparing instruments, utensils, and textiles for sterilization and wet pack solving, 2003.

3. American National Standards Institute/Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, ANSI/AAMI ST46 :2002- Steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities.

4. American National Standards Institute/Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation, ANSI/AAMI ST8: 2002- Hospital steam sterilizers.

5. Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation -AAMI TIR12: 1994, Designing, testing and labeling reusable medical devices for reprocessing in health care facilities: a guide for device manufacturers.

6. Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) Pre-market Notification [510(k)] Submissions for Medical Sterilization Packaging Systems in Health Care Facilities.

7. EN 285: Sterilization Steam sterilizers large sterilizers.

8. EN 868-8: Packaging materials and systems for medical devices which are to be sterilized- Part 8: Re-usable sterilization containers for steam sterilizers conforming to EN 285.

SPLISH SPLASH WHATS TAKING A BATH IN YOUR HOSPITALS WATER SYSTEM? BY JOHN ROARK, PAGE 32.

1. Public health focus: surveillance, prevention and control of nosocomial infections. MMWR. 41:783-787, Oct. 23, 1992.

2. Guidelines for Infection Control in Health-Care Facilities, 2003. pg. 6.

3. Ibid., pg. 21.

4. Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly. Pg. 27; M.L.W. 2674.

FOCUS ON LEARNING: TRAIN AND RETAIN AN EFFECTIVE STAFF BY CARLA PERROTTA, PAGE 45.

1. Numerof, Rita E. and Michael N. Abrams, Commonly Used Retention Methods, Employee Retention: Solving the Healthcare Crisis, Health Administration Press, 2003, 51-68.

2. Schaffner, Julie W. and Patti Ludwig-Beymer, Career Growth and Professional Development, Rx for the Nursing Shortage: A Guidebook, Foundation of the American College of Healthcare Executives, 2003, 133-160.

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