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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 2001 Year In Review
    Infection Control 2001 Year In Review Top Ten Infection Control-Related Issues By Kelly M. Pyrek As today's healthcare professionals cope with budget cuts, staff shortages, Joint Commission inspections, and nosocomial infections, they must contend with the threat of ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • December References
    December References "Microbial Resistance and Disinfectant Use" By Rodney Stine, page 14. 1. Nye, Chudha, Hodgkin, et al. J. Hosp. Infection. 1992 Bol. 20 pp 51-54. 2. Scientific American 1998:0398 "New Technology Addresses Surgical Staff Objections to ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Bioterrorism Attack
    Bioterrorism Attack What Infection Control Practitioners Need to Know to Be Prepared for a Bioterrorism Attack By Terri Rebmann, RN, MSN, CIC How do infection control practitioners (ICPs) prepare for a bioterrorism attack? More specifically, what steps do ICPs need to take ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 12/2001: Microbe Of The Month
    Microbe of the Month By Roger P. Freeman, DDS Holiday humbug! A time for family, they say. Well, how about my family? It's not bad enough that my name means "creeping." I can't remember our last invitation. Truth is, invitations aren't too important to us... we're on board ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 12/2001: Microbial Resistance and Disinfectant Use
    Microbial Resistance and Disinfectant Use By Rodney Stine Overuse... this word rings out a warning. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. Some types of overuse only affect our personal lives. For instance, overuse of words renders them ineffective. Overuse of objects ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • The Contagious Patient:
    The Contagious Patient: Identifying, Containing, and Treating Appropriately By Enid K. Eck, RN, MPH, Barbara DeBaun, RN, BSN, CIC, Gina Pugliese, RN, MS The Context of Contagion Healthcare settings today are busy, crowded, noisy places with overworked, distracted clinical ...More
    December 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • E. coli Suspected in English Outbreak
    LONDON-The strain of bacteria E. coli 0157 was discovered in five confirmed cases in the village of Eccleston, some 200 miles northwest of London. More than 15 people have been hospitalized surrounding the potential outbreak as health officials hurry to determine a source ...More
    November 28, 2001 Posted in News
  • UNICEF Vitamin Program in India Under Scrutiny
    NAGAON, India-Health officials are calling for tests of vitamin A supplements given to Indian children after thousands of complaints of malaise were reported. A UNICEF-sponsored anti-blindness program had been dispensing the vitamins in the northeast province of Assam. ...More
    November 19, 2001 Posted in News
  • Hantavirus Infections Drop
    DENVER-The number of hatavirus infections has mysteriously dropped this year, leaving scientists to continue scratching their heads concerning this particularly enigmatic virus. A decrease in rodent populations and changing weather patterns, both seemingly tied to El Nino, ...More
    November 19, 2001 Posted in News
  • Write for Infection Control Today magazine!
    Are you an infection control practitioner (ICP) or other healthcare professional who likes to write? Infection Control Today magazine is looking for individuals interested in submitting articles for publication in our monthly magazine. We have a number of assignments ...More
    November 12, 2001 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions