January References

January References

"Healthcare Workers Exposed: Chemicals Necessary, Dangerous," by Kelli M. Donley, page 12.

1. Buck, KM. "Disinfectant Safety." Infection Control Today. May, 2000, p. 16

2. www.atsdr.cdc.gov

3. www.ccohs.ca

4. "Dartmouth Researcher Dies from Mercury Poisoning." Associated Press. June 11, 1997.

"Success Story: Process Improvement Project: Reducing Catheter Associated Urinary Tract Infections" by Lynette Smith RN, BSN, page 22.

1. Hospital Infect Control and Epidem. 2000.

2. Roberts, J., Fussell, E., and Kaack, B. Bacterial adherence to urethral catheters. The Journal of Urology. 144:264-269, 1990.

"Using Technology to Streamline Infection Control Training Efforts" by Mary Brachman, RN, MS, CIC, page 26.

1. Hepatitis C Foundation, Warminster, Penn.

2. Hepatitis Foundation International, Web site 2001. http://hepfi.org/

3. CDC Recommendations for Prevention and Control of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) Infection and HCV-Related Chronic Disease MMWR, October 16, 1998, Vol. 47. No. RR-19

4. Altler, M.J. Occupational exposure to Hepatitis C virus; a dilemma. Infection Control Hospital Epidem. 1994 15:742-4.

5. Lanphear, B.P. Hepatitis C virus infection in healthcare workers; risk of exposure and infection. Infection Control Hospital Epidem. 1994 15: 745-50.

6. Puro, V. Italian Study Group on Occupational Risk of HIV and Other Bloodborne Infections. Risk of hepatitis C seroconversion after occupational exposures in healthcare workers. Amer Journal of Infect Control. 1995 Vol 23: 273-7.

7. Ippolito, G., et al. Simultaneous infection with HIV and hepatitis C virus following occupational conjunctival blood exposure [Letter]. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1998 280:28.

8. OSHA Web site. 2001. http://www.osha-slc.gov/SLTC/safetyhealth_ecat/comp4.htm.

9. Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 1910.1030, Federal Register, 56: 235. Dec. 6, 1991.

10. Occupational Exposure to Bloodborne Pathogens; Needlestick and Other Sharps Injuries; Final Rule, Federal Register, 66: 5317-5325. Jan. 18, 2001.

11. Bolyard, E., et al. Guideline for Infection Control in Health Care Personnel. Amer Journal of Infect Control. 1998 Vol 25 (3): 289-354.

"Infectious Disease Surveillance Goes High-Tech," by Kelly M. Pyrek, page 32.

1. Thacker SB, Berkelman RL. Public health surveillance in the United States. Epidemiol Rev. 1988;10:164-90.

2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ten great public health achievements--United States, 1900-1999. MMWR. 1999;48:241-3.

3. www.cdc.gov/mmwr

4. Statement of Alan P. Zelicoff, Senior Scientists, Sandia National Laboratories. US House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Nov. 1, 2001. www.sandia.gov.

5. Sternfeld, I.E.; Divan, H.A.; Manangan, L.P.; Pearson, M.L.; Richet, H.M.; and Jarvis, W.R. Investigating outbreaks in healthcare settings. Infection Control Today. February 2000, p. 43.

"Best Practices: Medical Waste Management" by Kelly M. Pyrek, page 42.

1. US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste, medical waste section, www.epa.gov/epaoswer/other/medical/index/htm

2. US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste, medical waste section, www.epa.gov/epaoswer/other/medical/mwfaqs.htm.

3. Non-Incineration Medical Waste Treatment Technologies: A Resource for Hospital Administrators, Facility Managers, Healthcare Professionals, Environmental Advocates, and Community Members. Health Care Without Harm. August 2001.

4. Rutala, W.A. and Mayhall, C.G. Society for Hospital Epidemiology of America position paper. Infect Control and Hosp Epidem. 113:38-48.

5. Environmental Working Group/Health Care Without Harm. First do no harm. Health care without harm, Falls Church, Va. 1997.

6. Pruss, A., Giroult, E. and Rushbrook, P. Safe management of wastes from healthcare activities. World Health Organization, Geneva. 1999.

7. Occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens. Occupational Safety and Health Administration standard, 29 CFR Part 1910.1030.

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