Infection Control Today - 11/2004: References

EMERGING INFECTIOUS THREAT: PRESENT AND FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS FOR EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND DRUG-RESISTANT PATHOGENS, BY KRIS ELLIS, PAGE 12.

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THE PROPER FIT FOR PPE, BY JOHN ROARK, PAGE 18.

1. AAOHN. Respirator Fit-Testing Compliance survey, August, 2004 Executive Summary.

A NEW GENERATION OF LATEX GLOVES GREATLY REDUCES PROTEIN ALLERGY RISK, BY ESAH S. YIP, DSC, PAGE 30.

1. Korniewicz DM, Laughon BE, Cyr WH, Lytle CD, and Larson E. Leakage of Virus Through Used Vinyl and Latex Examination Gloves. Journal of Clinical Microbiology. 1990; 28: 787-8.

2. Klein RC, Party E, and Gershey EL. NRL Gloves Showed No Leakage Increase After Such Treatment. Virus Penetration of Examination Gloves. Biotechniques. 1990; 9: 196-9.

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4. Douglas A, Simon T, and Goddard M. Barrier Durability of Latex and Vinyl Medical Gloves in Clinical Settings. Am. Ind. Hyg. Assoc. J, 1997.; 58: 672-6.

5. Rego A. and Roley L. In-use Barrier Integrity of Gloves: Latex and Nitrile Superior to Vinyl. American J Infect Control. October 1999, vol. 27, No. 5: 405-410.

6. Korniewicz DM, El-Masri M, Broyles JM, Martin CM and O-Connell KP. Performance of Latex and Non-latex Medical Examination Gloves During Simulated Use. Am.J. Infection Control. 2002; 30:133-137.

7. Korniewicz DM, Garzon L, and Plitcha S. Health Care Workers: Risk Factors for Nonlatex and Latex Gloves During Surgery. J. Am. Ind. Hyg. Asso. 2003; 64(6): 851-855.

8. Korniewicz DM, Garzon L, Seltzer J, and Feinleib M. Failure Rates in Nonlatex Surgical Gloves. Am. J. Infection control, 2004; 32, in press.

9. Hasma H and Othman AB. Barrier Performance of NR, Vinyl and Nitrile Gloves on Puncture. Presented at the Latex 2001 Conference, RAPRA, Munich, Germany.

10. Broyles J.M., O-Connell K.P. and Korniewicz, D.M. A PCR-based Method for Detecting Viral Penetration of medical Exam Gloves. J. Clin. Microbiol., 2002; 52 : 965-999.

11. Liss GM and Sussman GL. Latex Sensitization: Occupational vs. General Population Prevalence Rates. Am. J. Ind. Med. 1999; 35: 196-200.

12. Yip E, and Cacioli P. The Manufacture of Gloves From Natural Rubber Latex. J. Allergy Clin. Immunology, 2002; 110: S3-14.

13. Yeang HY, et.al. Studies on Latex Gloves and Proteins. Rubber Research Institute of Malaysia. 2003 14. Allmers H, Brehler R, Chen Z, Raulf-Heimsoth M, Fels H, and Baur X. Reduction of Latex Aeroallergens and Latex-specific IgE Antibodies in Sensitized Workers After Removal of Powdered Natural Rubber Latex Gloves in a Hospital. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 1998; 102: 841-846.

15. Tarlo SM, Easty A, Dubanks K, Min F, and Liss G. Outcomes of a Natural Rubber Latex Control Program in an Ontario Teaching Hospital. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2001; 108:628-633.

16. Turjanmaa K, Kanto M, Kautiainen H, Reunala T, and Palosuo T. Long-term Outcome of 160 Adult Patients with Natural Rubber Latex Allergy. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2002; 110: S 70-74.

17. Hunt LW, Kalker P, Reed CE, and Yunginger JW. Management of Occupational Allergy to Natural Rubber Latex in a Medical Center: The Importance of Quantitative Latex Allergen Measurement and Objective Follow-Up. J. Allergy Clin.Immunol. 2002; 110: S 94-106.

18. Allmers H, Schmengler J, and Skudlik C. Primary Prevention of Natural Rubber Latex Allergy in the German Health Care System Through Education and Intervention. J. Allergy Clin Immunol. 2002; 110(2): 318-323.

19. Kelly KJ, Klancnik M, Kurup V, Barrios-Jankol C, Fink JN, and Petsonk EL. A Four-Year Prospective Study to Evaluate the Effi cacy of Glove Interventions in Preventing Natural Latex Sensitization in Healthcare Workers at Two Hospitals.. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. 2003, Part 2; Vol. 111, No. 2, No.426.

20. Rueff, F., Schopf, P. and Przybilla, B. Parameters of Natural Rubber Latex [NRL] Sensitization Decrease in Healthcare Workers (HCW) Following Reduction of NRL Exposure. Klinik und Poliklinik fur Dermatologie und Allergologie, Ludwig- Maximilians-Universitat,Munich, Germany. Presented at the 56th annual meeting of the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (AAAAI) in 2000.

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22. ECRI Guidance Article. Lower-Protein Latex Gloves: A Way to Reduce Allergic Reactions in Hospital Staff. Health Devices, May 2004; 33(5): 169-174.

CHEMICAL INDICATORS 101: APPLICATIONS FOR USE, BY JOHN A. KUROWSKI BS, RN, PAGE 24.

Resources: AAMI ST-46 Steam sterilization and sterility assurance in health care facilities. AAMI ST-60 Sterilization of health care products, Chemical Indicators Part I: General requirements. AMSI/AAMI/ISO 141611 Sterilization of Healthcare Products Biological Indicators Guidance for the selection, use and interpretation of results. AORN 2004 Recommended Practice for Sterilization in the Perioperative Practice Settings RP XIV, A quality control program should be established.

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STERILANT FOR HUMAN WOUNDS IS CHANGING PATIENTS LIVES, BY DR. FERMIN MARTINEZ, PAGE 42.

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