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.


  • Muslims Treking to Mecca Learn About Meningitis
    PATERSON, NJ-Doctors and staff are preparing a New Jersey community for their holy pilgrimage to Mecca. While many anxious travelers are worried about packing and airline tickets, healthcare workers are quickly teaching about the dangers of meningitis. Men and women in ...More
    February 8, 2001 Posted in News
  • Preoperative Topical Antiseptic Measures to Prevent Nosocomial Infection
    Preoperative Topical Antiseptic Measures to Prevent Nosocomial Infection By Shawn Gentry It has been well established that measures to prevent nosocomial infections begin well before the surgical procedure. During the preoperative phase, hair removal and the proper use of ...More
    February 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 02/2001: Instrumental Knowledge
    How to Clean Delicate Instruments Manually By Sybil Williams, BS, CST, CRCST, CHL, ACE In the race to process sterile surgical instruments quickly for the operating room or other clinical areas, there is a strong reliance on mechanical washers. Most Central Service (CS) ...More
    February 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Gloves: The Donning of a New Era
    Gloves: The Donning of a New Era By Adrian Corbett A new product, now in development, is aimed at improving how gloves are donned in the future. Over the past two years a research and development firm in San Diego, Calif., Advanced Intellectual Properties, LLC (AIP), has ...More
  • Infection Control Today - 02/2001: Winter Floor Care
    Winter Floor Care by Scott DeFields For those of you in sunny southern climates, sit back and enjoy this article. For the rest of us, winter often results in a mixture of increased labor and lower floor appearance levels, not a very desirable combination. In addition, slip ...More
    February 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Well-qualified for the New Age
    Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Well-qualified for the New Age By Judy Gassett, MT, CIC, MPH, CRCST Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a gram-negative, aerobic rod, belonging to the bacterial family Pseudomonadaceae. The family includes Xanthomonas, which together with Pseudomonas, comprise ...More
    February 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Houston Suburb Faces Meningitis Outbreak
    HOUSTON, Texas-Health officials are scrambling to control a rare American meningitis outbreak. Since October at least 18 people have been treated with the bacterial infection. Two have died of the disease this month. Concern was raised last year when research showed Houston ...More
    January 23, 2001 Posted in News
  • Calendar of Upcoming Medical Conferences
    There are a variety of medical conferences taking place nationally during the next several months. Some of the larger gatherings include the (AORN) 48th Annual Congress, taking place March 11-15 in Dallas, Tex. The educational sessions will provide information on current ...More
    January 10, 2001 Posted in News
  • Researcher Regrets Blowing Whistle
    PITTSBURG-Erdem Cantekin came to the US to study biology and make a difference; However, a revolutionary spirit was in his blood. An immigrant from Turkey, his grandfathers had helped in the fight to overturn the Ottoman Empire. He, on the other hand, tried to overturn the ...More
    January 3, 2001 Posted in News
  • Control of Infections in Liquid Waste Management
    Control of Infections in Liquid Waste Management By Pat Tydell, RN, MSN, MPH, and Jack Donaldson, RN, CNOR, CSPDM Disposal of fluids should always occur in a non-patient area. One of the most crucial issues facing hospitals and other medical facilities today is protecting ...More
    January 1, 2001 Posted in Articles