Optimizing Performance for Infection Prevention
The following webinar will review optimizing performance for infection prevention and compliance reporting while impacting patient care.
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/webinars/2012/08/optimizing-performance-for-infection-prevention.aspx - 54k
2012-04-30 - Medicare Penalty Appears to Drive Hospital Infection Prevention Efforts
The 2008 decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to cease additional reimbursement to hospitals for certain healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) has led to enhanced focus on infection prevention and changes in practice by front-line staff, according to a national survey of infection preventionists published in the May issue of the American Journal of Infection Contro
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2012/04/medicare-penalty-appears-to-drive-hospital-infection-prevention-efforts.aspx - 47k
2013-11-19 - Kodak and PurThread Collaborate on Antimicrobial Technology for Textiles
PurThread Technologies, Inc. and Eastman Kodak Company are collaborating to bring Kodak's antimicrobial agent to the high-performance and medical textile markets.
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/11/kodak-and-purthread-collaborate-on-antimicrobial-technology-for-textiles.aspx - 45k
B. Braun Medical Inc. : Listing : Buyer's Guide
B. Braun is dedicated to providing innovative products that help deliver safer patient care, enhance performance and support best practices and compliance through its "Sharing Expertise" initiative w
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/buyers-guide.aspx?li=34833 - 57k
2013-09-22 - Using Technology to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance in a Pediatric Hospital
Hand hygiene compliance and the prevention of healthcare associated infections (HAIs) is a challenge in any healthcare setting. Pediatric hospitals have both unique issues and opportunities in the performance of hand hygiene. Many of the patients are unable to understand or comply with hand hygiene
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2013/09/using-technology-to-improve-hand-hygiene-compliance-in-a-pediatric-hospital.aspx - 49k
2013-11-13 - Product Evaluation and Purchasing Advice from Clinical Experts
with those that still perform well but are less costly. Infection Control Today spoke with Frank Myers
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2013/11/product-evaluation-and-purchasing-advice-from-clinical-experts.aspx - 67k
2013-10-15 - CS Tech Certification Helps Drive Core Competency Improvement
With legislation in New York being signed into law on July 31, 2013, there are now two states that require sterile processing/central service technicians to be certified and engage in continuing education to maintain and improve their core competencies. The bill that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law, A.878-a (Bronson)/S.697-a (Grisanti), will take effect on Jan. 1, 2015. It requires cen
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2013/10/cs-tech-certification-helps-drive-core-competency-improvement.aspx - 59k
This immersion center sponsored by PDI is designed to provide the latest information, tools, resources and guidance for evidence-based infection prevention practices -- including surface, hand and skin antisepsis -- in healthcare facilities.
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/immersion-centers/2012/07/infection-prevention.aspx - 40k
2013-10-13 - Sharps Safety Taking the Unfinished Agenda to Completion
More than 30 years after the advent of HIV/AIDS, healthcare workers are still lacking in awareness, education and training about the threat of bloodborne pathogen exposure from needlesticks and other sharps-related injuries. Joining other notable sharps safety and occupational health experts across the country in championing an ongoing safety agenda is Mary Foley, PhD, RN, chairperson of the non-
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2013/10/sharps-safety-taking-the-unfinished-agenda-to-completion.aspx - 64k
2013-12-04 - FDA Reaches Settlement with ASP Over Distributing Adulterated and Misbranded Devices
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reached a $1.25 million settlement of a civil money penalty action against Advanced Sterilization Products (ASP), a division of Ethicon Inc., a Johnson & Johnson company, and two of ASP’s executives alleging that ASP manufactured and distributed adulterated and misbranded sterilization monitoring products.
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2013/12/fda-reaches-settlement-with-asp-over-distributing-adulterated-and-misbranded-devices.aspx - 46k