Bacteria


  • 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
  • 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: 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • Research Indicates UVGI is an Effective Supplement toVentilation for Eliminating TB Bacteria
    Research Indicates UVGI is an Effective Supplement to Ventilation for Eliminating TB Bacteria By David R. Linamen, PE, CIPE In 1994, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) adopted Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of TB in Healthcare Facilities in an ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles