Bacteria


  • 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
  • Infection Control Today - 01/2002: Infection Control, Bioterrorism Control
    Infection Control, Bioterrorism Control By Susan Harris, RN, BS, CIC, Gretchen Himes, RN, BSN, Denise G. Nesselrodt, RN, MSN, CIC, Lanette L. Rhodes, RN, BS, CIC, and John H. Armstrong, MD Although the concept of a bioterrorist threat or attack might be a hoax or near miss, ...More
    January 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Handwashing May Spread Bacteria
    ANAHEIM, Calif-Physicians at a roundtable discussion at a meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology have reported frequent handwashing may actually promote the spread of bacteria by breaking down the hand skin barrier. Studies show people responsible for washing their ...More
    December 27, 2001 Posted in News, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Infection Control Today - 12/2001: Microbial Resistance and Disinfectant Use
    Microbial Resistance and Disinfectant Use By Rodney Stine Overuse... this word rings out a warning. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Some types of overuse only affect our personal lives. For instance, overuse of words renders them ineffective. Overuse of objects ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control 2001 Year In Review
    Infection Control 2001 Year In Review Top Ten Infection Control-Related Issues By Kelly M. Pyrek As today's healthcare professionals cope with budget cuts, staff shortages, Joint Commission inspections, and nosocomial infections, they must contend with the threat of ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles