Bacteria


  • Endoscope Disinfection Controversy Continues
    NEW YORK - The proper disinfection of endoscopes has reached national media. After a recent Pseudomonas outbreak at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, more attention is being paid to the proper cleaning of these delicate medical instruments. Healthcare officials were interviewed ...More
  • Reader FeedbackICPs Identify MRSA, VRE as Threats
    Reader Feedback ICPs Identify MRSA, VRE as Threats Q: What emerging infectious disease most warrants the attention of infection control practitioners? A: "To me, the emerging infectious disease that warrants the attention of infection control practitioners is ...More
    April 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Texas Worker Tests Positive for Anthrax
    DALLAS - Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are not releasing many details concerning the recent exposure and infection of a laboratory worker to the skin form of anthrax. The worker noticed a wound on his neck after working with the original ...More
    March 18, 2002 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Pre-op Prep Should Safeguard Skin Integrity
    Pre-op Prep Should Safeguard Skin Integrity By Kelly M. Pyrek One preoperative ritual that generates a fair amount of controversy is patient skin preparation and its impact on reducing bacteria on the skin and preventing post-operative infections. A recent OR Manager survey ...More
    March 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Infection Control Today - 03/2002: Fighting Resistance
    Fighting Resistance By Michelle Gardner During the past, indiscriminate use of antibiotics has given once-susceptible bacteria the chance to develop defenses against antibiotics, thus providing the opportunity for resistant strains to flourish. Reports of ...More
    March 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Woman at NJ Conference Dies of Meningitis
    CHERRY HILL, NJ-Conference goers were rushed to healthcare centers this weekend after Joanne Hemstreet, 45, of Kingston, Mass died. Hemstreet and 500 other Cendant Mortgage employees were gathered for national sales convention at the Cherry Hill Hilton. Hemstreet checked ...More
    February 12, 2002 Posted in News
  • ICT Business News
    GAITHERSBURG, Md-US Army officials have agreed to test pharmaceuticals created y Antex Biologics Inc. The company's antibiotic compound will be used in military bioterrorism research. The antibiotic was created to treat skin and soft tissue infections caused by resistant ...More
    February 8, 2002 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 02/2002: Matching the Right Disinfectant to the Job
    Matching the Right Disinfectant to the Job By Michelle Gardner Antimicrobials are substances used to destroy or suppress the growth of microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, or fungi, and are used to control infectious microorganisms on surfaces. The more commonly used ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Infection Control Today - 02/2002: Combating Legionella Bacteria
    Combating Legionella Bacteria Don't Let These "Swimmers" Sink Your Facility's Infection Control Program By Kelly M. Pyrek Editor's Note: This new department will appear quarterly in Infection Control Today, and is dedicated to informing facilities' staff members ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • HEPA Filters in Demand
    DULUTH, Ga-Officials at Abatement Technologies are reporting a significant increase in the demand for their HEPA-Care isolation room products since the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. The HEPA filtration system for hospital isolation room and other applications are used by ...More
    January 21, 2002 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions