2010-11-11 - Army Funded Technology Detects Bacteria in Water
To keep soldiers in the battlefield healthy, the U.S. Army is exploring new ways to detect harmful bacteria in water. Current techniques for analyzing water in the field can take as long as 24 hours to complete, according to Bart Lipkens of Western New England College in Springfield, Massachusetts
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2011-02-24 - Producing Clean Water in an Emergency
Disasters such as floods, tsunamis, and earthquakes, often result in the spread of diseases like gastroenteritis, giardiasis and even cholera because of an immediate shortage of clean drinking water. Now, chemistry researchers at McGill University have taken a key step towards making a cheap
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2011-03-22 - New Report Examines World Water Disinfection Products Market
In a new report from Reportlinker.com, "World Water Disinfection Products Market," analysts say that the universal need for safe water is driving disinfection product demand. Analysts also predict thst the worldwide demand for water disinfection products is projected to grow more than 7
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2010-07-19 - National Quality Colloquium Offers Patient Safety Training
The Ninth National Quality Colloquium is a hybrid conference and Internet event on patient safety, healthcare quality enhancement and medical errors reduction for healthcare executives, clinicians and patient-care staff.
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2014-11-19 - UN Reveals Major Gaps in Water and Sanitation
Global efforts to provide improved water and sanitation for all are gaining momentum, but serious gaps in funding continue to hamper progress, according to a new report from the World Health Organization (WHO) on behalf of UN-Water.
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2011-04-11 - Study Provides New Means for Classifying E coli Bacteria, Testing for Fecal Contamination
The meaning of the standard fecal coliform test used to monitor waterquality has been called into question by a new study that identified sources of Escherichia coli bacteria that might not indicate an environmental hazard.
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2014-01-20 - Hospital Water Taps Contaminated with Bacteria
New research finds significantly higher levels of infectious pathogens in water from faucet taps with aerators compared to water from deeper in the plumbing system. Contaminated water poses an increased risk for infection in immunocompromised patients. The study was published in the February issue
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2011-01-12 - Patient Safety and Quality Award Recipients Announced
The National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission today announced the 2010 recipients of the annual John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards.
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2010-12-21 - Students Water Testing Tool Wins 40,000, Launches Nonprofit
University of Washington engineering students have won an international contest for their design to monitor water disinfection using the sun's rays. The students will share a $40,000 prize from the Rockefeller Foundation and are now working with nonprofits to turn their concept into a reality.
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2012-10-08 - Study Shows Nurses are Accurate Barometers of Hospital Quality
: Nurses are accurate barometers of hospital quality. Perceptions from nurses – the healthcare providers most familiar with the patient experience -- about hospital quality of care closely matches the quality indicated by patient outcomes and other long-standing measurements.
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