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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 - 11/2001: Invite an OEM to Join Your Medical Team
    Time To Design A New Generation Of Surgical Instruments Invite An Instrument OEM To Join Your Medical Team Fig. 1 (grossly contaminated standard laminectomy punch disassembled after routine processing...including final sterilization...load indicators showed that necessary ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Meet our 2002 Educator of the Year
    Meet our 2002 Educator of the Year By Kelly M. Pyrek Each day, Educator of the Year Susan Dolan receives dozens of calls from healthcare professionals seeking expert advice on pediatric infection control matters. Hospital epidemiologist Susan Dolan is on the move. It's 8 ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 11/2001: Microbe of the Month
    Microbe of the Month By Roger P. Freeman, DDS Holy Hemagluttination! What's a virus need to do to get some respect? Seems like only chickens worry much about me, yet I'm a serious troublemaker every winter, and a very, VERY bad boy every 10 to 20 years--1918 and '19 were ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • November References
    November References "Brushing the Surface of Disinfectants" By Kelli M. Donley, page 20. 1. www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/0b1feat2.html. 2. www.osha-slc.gov/html/faq-bbp.html. 3. www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles/091clean.html. 4. Smith, F. SciReg, ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • Meeting the Challenge of Advancing the Profession
    Meeting the Challenge of Advancing the Profession By Bryant C. Broder, CSPDT, ACSP The principal challenge posed to healthcare professionals working under the umbrella term of central services is how to effectively manage and perform the multi-dimensional responsibilities ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Disaster Management: Healthcare Professionals Working Together
    Disaster Management: Healthcare Professionals Working Together A Conversation With David Vukich, MD, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida By Kelly M. Pyrek The first in a series examining disaster management and bioterrorism as ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Maximizing Hand-Hygiene Compliance to Improve Outcomes:
    Maximizing Hand-Hygiene Compliance to Improve Outcomes: A New Tool for Infection Control By Eleanor J. Fendler, PhD, MD and Patricia A. Groziak, MS Hospital-acquired infections are a major concern in healthcare facilities, affecting at least 2 million patients annually and ...More
  • Infection Control Today - 11/2001: One Nation, Indivisible
    One Nation, Indivisible "Sometimes on the way to your dreams you get lost and find a better one." --Anonymous The past two months have seemed like a dream--a very bad one at that. From the terror that shook this nation on September 11th to the small acts of ...More
    November 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Syphilis Rates Soar in San Francisco
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif-Homosexual and bisexual men who have unprotected intercourse with multiple partners are falling ill with syphilis. In San Francisco, more than 116 people have been infected this year, compared to 71 in 2000 and 47 in 1999. Of those who have reportedly ...More
    October 29, 2001 Posted in News
  • Gay Men in San Francisco Face Shigella Outbreak
    SAN FRANCISCO, Calif-Shigella sonnei, a member of the shigella bacteria family, is infecting young gay men at an alarming rate. The bacterium is responsible for causing bloody diarrhea and is being transmitted sexually. Analyzing the data of 230 confirmed cases in the San ...More
    October 29, 2001 Posted in News