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Infections

Significant morbidity and mortality is caused by healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs), including surgical site infections (SSIs), ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP), catheter-related bloodstream infections (CRBSIs), catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) and other healthcare-related infections and conditions caused by drug-resistant pathogens that jeopardize patient safety.


  • Infection Control Today - 05/2002: Sharps Safety
    Infection Control Today magazine’s virtual roundtable on sharps safety Guardian Medical Products, Inc. 6786 Hawthorn Park Drive Indianapolis, Ind. 46220 Toll free (866) 915-5560 www.guardian-med.com Infection Control Today: While the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2002: Sharps Safety
    Infection Control Today magazine’s virtual roundtable on sharps safety ICP Medical/Bio-Plexus 10486 Baur Court Saint Louis, Mo. 63132 (314) 429-1000, Ext. 22 Fax (314) 429-8626 www.icpproducts.com/bioplexus Infection Control Today: While the Needlestick Prevention Act of ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2002: Sharps Safety
    Infection Control Today magazine’s virtual roundtable on sharps safety Safety 1st 1740 E. Garry Ave., Suite 109 Santa Ana, Calif. 92705 (949) 476-5555 Fax (949) 476-5559 (800) 99SAFE1 Infection Control Today: While the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000 helped ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2002: An Exciting Era for Infection Control
    An Exciting Era for Infection Control By Susan M. Slavish, BSN, MPH, CIC Bioterrorism readiness, patient safety, interventional epidemiology ... they are all part of the ever-changing role of the infection control practitioner (ICP). A dynamic discipline since its inception ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2002: Aseptic Technique Is In Your Hands
    Aseptic Technique Is In Your Hands By Michelle Gardner According to Richard Sim, RN, MBA, nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections result in substantial morbidity, prolonged hospital stays, increases in direct patient-care costs and mortality.1 The incidence of nosocomial ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Bronchoscope Pseudomonas Outbreak Rattles the Infection ControlCommunity
    Bronchoscope Pseudomonas Outbreak Rattles the Infection Control Community Officials Cite Poor Recall Notification By Kelli M. Donley Two pulmonary patients at Johns Hopkins Medical Center have died of pneumonia after being treated with Olympus bronchoscopes that were ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Clinical Microbiology Laboratories: The Backbone of InfectionControl
    Clinical Microbiology Laboratories: The Backbone of Infection Control By Kelly M. Pyrek One of the most critical--yet frequently overlooked--healthcare partnerships is that between the infection control practitioner (ICP) and the clinical microbiology laboratory (CML). ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2002: Sharps Safety
    Welcome to Infection Control Today magazine’s virtual roundtable on sharps safety. We invited manufacturers to answer six questions regarding needlestick injury prevention, product selection and adherence to the Needlestick Prevention Act of 2000. Here are their answers: ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2002: Open Forum
    Why Do We Need to Know About Primary Prevention? By Marilyn Hanchett, RN, PhD, CPHQ Triggered by the HIV/AIDs crises and supported by federal mandates, the safety movement in healthcare has fostered the rapid development of safety technology. Those who have practiced since ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Nosocomial Infections: Creating a Roadmap for Surveillance
    Nosocomial Infections: Creating a Roadmap for SurveillanceBy Patricia S. Grant, RN, BSN, MS, CICAn article on nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections can take one of several major paths, including listing all the statistics and financial aspects involved or reviewing the ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles