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.


  • Stopping the Spread of TB
    Stopping the Spread of TB A Japanese Hospital Case Study By Y Nakajima, MD, PhD, and T Mori, MD, PhD Japan has experienced a resurgence in tuberculosis during the last several years. One of the most relevant factors is the rapidly aging population where the population of ...More
    March 1, 2001 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Women at Higher Risk of AIDS Infection in Africa, Asia
    WASHINGTON, DC-A new United Nation report shows that women in Africa and Asia are more likely to be infected by AIDS because of the way they are treated in society. Poverty and lack of power often leave women in these areas as prostitutes, or subject to unsafe sex with ...More
    February 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • Artificial Skin Helps with Rare Blister Disease
    WASHINGTON, DC-Children afflicted with a rare genetic disease may be helped with a new artificial skin. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved the skin. Children who have epidermolysis bullosa have severe blisters that can scar and leave the fingers melded ...More
    February 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • Infections Linked to Heart Disease
    WASHINGTON, DC-New research shows sinusitis, bronchitis, and urinary tract infections may increase a person's risk of heart disease. Studies have long shown that stomach ulcers and gum disease are risk factors for heart disease. One study found 85% of heart-attack patients ...More
    February 27, 2001 Posted in News
  • 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