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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.


  • First 2002 Hantavirs Case Reported in Colorado
    DENVER -- A senior from Gunnison County has been diagnosed with hantavirus - an illness transmitted by inhaling dust from contaminated deer mouse feces. The 64-year-old is the state of Colorado's first confirmed case of the virus this year. He is recovering in Grand ...More
    June 5, 2002 Posted in News
  • References June
    References June "Who Wants to Be a Microbiologist?" by Kelli M. Donley, page 16. 1. Abedon, ST. Supplemental lecture. Nov. 21, 1998. www.phage.org "Fluid Waste Removal: Are You Ready for the Challenge?" by Stanley R Shelver, RN, MHA, page 22. 1. OSHA ...More
    June 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2002: Who wants to be a Microbiologist?
    Who wants to be a Microbiologist? Comical Clues to Cleaning and Disinfecting By Kelli M. Donley He sits across from you in the gray suit, with the perfectly matching gray tie. While he berates you with questions, the only thing you can concentrate on is your increased heart ...More
    June 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Nooks and Crannies:
    Nooks and Crannies: The Breeding Grounds for Bacteria By Kelly M. Pyrek Infection Control Professionals Urge Manufacturers to Redesign Medical Devices With IC Practices in Mind Although crude in a clinical sense, from an antiquities point of view early surgical instruments ...More
    June 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2002: Microbe of the Month
    Microbe of the Month By Roger P. Freeman, DDS Surgeon in-general warning: Some parts of this column may conflict with ... lunch. (Life, as usual, on the infection patrol!) Epi dermis ubiquitum, or as they say, "I'm on it." I'm a hands-on/on-hands commensal, ...More
    June 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • Probiotics Ease Childhood Diarrhea
    HVIDOVRE, Denmark - A new study shows "good bacteria" may help children recover from bouts of diarrhea. Researchers at the University Clinic of Pediatrics in Denmark gave children with diarrhea a supplement containing two different strains of lactobacillus.The bacteria, ...More
    May 30, 2002 Posted in News
  • Hepatitis A Prevalent in U.S.
    ATLANTA - Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are reporting that hepatitis A may actually infect 10 times more Americans than previously thought. The discovery comes after researchers developed a mathematical model to estimate underreporting ...More
    May 6, 2002 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2002: Sharps Safety
    Infection Control Today magazine’s virtual roundtable on sharps safety Becton Dickinson 1 Becton Drive Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 (201) 847.6800 www.bd.com Infection Control Today: While the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act of 2000 helped raise awareness of sharps ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • CDC Launches Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance
    CDC Launches Campaign to Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a campaign aimed at clinicians called the "Prevent Antimicrobial Resistance." The campaign focuses on four key strategies for preventing ...More
    May 1, 2002 Posted in Articles
  • 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