Infection Control Today

October 2000 References


"Flash Sterilization: The Fundamental Issues" By Jack Donaldson, BSN, CNOR, CSPDM; and Kathy Donaldson, RN, CNOR, CSPDT

1.   Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)  (1998), Improving Organization Performance (PI), Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals:  The Official Handbook, Update 3, August, Standard: PI.3, pp. PI-4.

2.   JCAHO  (1997), Surveillance, Prevention, and Control of Infection, Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals:  The Official Handbook, Standard, IC.4, pp. IC-4.

3.   AORN Online: Clinical Practice (2000), Frequently Asked Questions: Results. Search Path: Sterilization/Decontamination/Disinfection+Records,

4.   Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (1998) Flash sterilization: Steam sterilization of patient care items for immediate use, AAMI Standards and Recommended Practices: Sterilization in Health Care Facilities, V 1.1 ST37, 7.3.1, pp12.

5.   Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (1999), Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 1999, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, April, pp. 247-278.

6.   Angelillo, I.F, Mazziotta, A., Nicotera, (1999)  G., Nurses and hospital infection control knowledge, attitudes and behaviour of Italian operating theatre staff, Journal of Hospital Infection V42: pp 105-112.

7.   Blevins, F.T., Salgado, J., Wascher, D.C., Koster, F., (1999) Septic Arthritis Following Arthroscopic Meniscus Repair:  A Cluster of Three Cases, Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery, V 15(1): pp 35-40.

8.   McConkey, S.J., LEcuyer, P.B., Murphy, D. M., Leet, T.L., Sundt, T.M., Fraser, V.J., (1999), Results of a comprehensive infection control program for reducing surgical-site infections in coronary artery bypass surgery, Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiolgy, 20(8): pp533-8.

 "Considerations for Immunization Programs in Healthcare Organizations" By Sue Sebazco

1.                  CDC. Immunization of health-care workers: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) and the Hospital Infection Control Pracitces Advisory Committee (HICPAC). MMWR 1997;46(No.RR-18)1-42.

2.                  Poland GA, Haiduven DJ. Adult immunizations in the health-care worker. In: APIC; Infection control and applied epidemiology principles and practice. Mosby 1996; 24-1 24-34.

3.                  CDC. Prevention of hepatitis A through active or passive immunization: recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. MMWR 1999;48(No.RR-12)1-37.

4.                  CDC. Use of vaccines and immunoglobulins in persons with altered immunocompetencerecommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices(ACIP). MMWR 1993;42(No. RR-4):1-18.

5.                  Bolyard EA, Tablan OC, Williams WW, et al. Guideline for infection control in health care personnel. AJIC 1998;26(3)289-354.

"Needle Safety Laws Now on Books in 16 States" By Jane Perry, MA
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"An Introduction to Fire Safety" By Gail Stout
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Surgical Instrument Tracking Systems" By John W. Basch
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"Hospital Air-Quality Monitoring" By Andrew Steifel, MPH, REHS
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"Spotting, Staining, and Corrosion of Surgical Instruments" By Herbert J. Kaiser, PhD; Patrick Schwab, MBA; Jason F. Tiney, MA
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