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 - 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: Microbe of the Month
    Microbe of the Month By Roger P. Freeman, DDS NP, AOM, CAP, URI, HAP, IPD, APD, VAP...whoa! Sounds like a serious outbreak of polyacronymuria. How 'bout I let you arrange the alphabet, while I do my most excellent colonizing, infecting, resisting thing! In many of the ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • February References
    February References "Reprocessing Update," by Kelly M. Pyrek, page 28. 1. US General Accounting Office, Report to Congressional Requesters. Single-use medical devices: Little available evidence of harm from reuse but oversight warranted. June 2000. ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 02/2002: The NYC Healthcare Heroes
    The NYC Healthcare Heroes By Mary Olivera, BA, MS Most of us have memories of a historic event and can describe exactly where we were and what we were doing when it happened. One event most of us will have forever in our memory is where we were when we first heard of the ...More
    February 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Antibody Shows Positive Results in Hep C Trial
    REHOVOT, Israel-Officials from XTL Biopharmaceuticals are reporting positive results of the first monoclonal antibody to treat hepatitis C (HCV). XTL-002, the company's monoclonal antibody, has been tested in Phase 1a studies and has reportedly reduced HCV and RNA levels in ...More
    January 14, 2002 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 01/2002: Healthcare Workers Exposed
    Healthcare Workers Exposed: Chemicals Necessary, Dangerous By Kelli M. Donley Chemicals are omnipresent in American society. From crop dusters ensuring the next season's fruits and vegetables, antifreeze protecting engines from the chilly winter, and caffeine coursing ...More
    January 1, 2002 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Infection Control Today - 01/2002: Instrumental Knowledge
    Scoping Out Repairs An Industry Insider Answers Endoscope Maintenance Questions Brian Newton, president of The Scope Exchange, an endoscopy repair company based in Greensboro, NC, explains the latest information for keeping delicate equipment functioning effectively. Q: How ...More
    January 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 01/2002: Microbe of the Month
    Microbe of the Month By Roger P. Freeman, DDS You lookin' at me? 'Cause I'm lookin' back at you. Truth be told, I am one personality-potentiated parasite. You may not want to get too up-close-and-personal, though, 'cause while I'm smilin' on the outside, I will grip and rip ...More
    January 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Success Story
    Success Story Reducing Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infections By Lynette Smith, RN, BSN, CIC During the past 10 months, LifeCare Hospitals of Pittsburgh, Inc. has compared data of catheter-associated urinary tract infections (CAUTIs) among its long-term acute care ...More
    January 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Using Technology to Streamline Infection Control Training Efforts
    Using Technology to Streamline Infection Control Training Efforts By Mary Brachman, RN, MS, CIC The increasing number of new and incurable diseases is altering the way healthcare facilities address infection control. There's the assumption that everyone, from those who ...More
    January 1, 2002 Posted in Articles