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 - 58k
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
2014-03-17 - Infection Prevention Boosted by Quality Improvement Strategies
with playing a key role in performance improvement in acute care.
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2014/03/infection-prevention-boosted-by-quality-improvement-strategies.aspx - 66k
2012-01-03 - AAMI Releases Proceedings from AAMI FDA Medical Device Reprocessing Summit
to be an opportunity for a renewed emphasis on performing all the necessary steps in reprocessing reusable medical
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2012/01/aami-releases-proceedings-from-aami-fda-medical-device-reprocessing-summit.aspx - 47k
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 - 58k
2014-04-15 - AAMI Working on Key Documents for the Sterile Processing Department
A ground-breaking meeting of the minds in October 2011 has led to a new draft standard from the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) that will provide sterile processing professionals with the means to address quality management systems. In 2013, AAMI began work on a new standard: AAMI ST90: Reprocessing of health care products -- Quality management systems for reproc
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/news/2014/04/aami-working-on-key-documents-for-the-sterile-processing-department.aspx - 50k
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 - 43k
2012-01-06 - FDA, AAMI Examine Medical Device Reprocessing Issues
Reprocessing medical devices is an intricate, complicated task, and lapses in infection prevention practices can lead to poor patient outcomes and infections. Cognizant of these implications and the role that medical device preprocessing plays in the larger healthcare arena, last summer the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) launched a coordinated effort focusing on improvements in device design,
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2012/01/fda-aami-examine-medical-device-reprocessing-issues.aspx - 94k
The Role of Eyewear in Infection Prevention
Leading hospitals and acute-care facilities must continuously improve protocols and procedures, demonstrating vigilance in their efforts to increase safety and reduce risk. Infection prevention is at the top of the requirements list. The role of eyewear, while perceived as important, often is underrated. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), lack of eye protecti
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/whitepapers/2013/12/the-role-of-eyewear.aspx - 14k
2011-12-19 - Immediate-Use Steam Sterilization Best Practices
Immediate-use steam sterilization, formally referred to as flash sterilization, is currently a topic getting much attention by operating room and sterile processing personnel across the country.
www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/2011/12/immediateuse-steam-sterilization-best-practices.aspx - 54k