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  • Joint Commission to Host Wrong-Site Surgery Conference Dec. 2, 2003
    :Joint Commission to Host Wrong-Site Surgery Conference Dec. 2, 2003 !body:OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- Wrong site, wrong procedure, or wrong patient surgeries are completely preventable and should never happen. Why do these devastating errors continue to plague healthcare? ...More
    October 23, 2003 Posted in News, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • AORN Celebrates Perioperative Nurse Week Nov. 9-15, 2003
    DENVER -- When patients are faced with the prospect of surgery, it's important for them to know they can rely on the skills, knowledge and expertise of perioperative registered nurses. AORN, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, is proud to honor perioperative ...More
    October 14, 2003 Posted in News
  • Metro Hospitals Agree to Standardized Surgical Site Marking Protocol
    ST. PAUL, Minn. -- "Safest in America," a consortium of 10 metropolitan hospitals and Mayo Clinic in Rochester, is implementing standardized surgical site marking protocols for 10 hospital systems in the Twin Cities. Currently, hundreds of Twin Cities' surgeons ...More
    September 24, 2003 Posted in News
  • Bacterial Infections Can Halt Oral Surgery
    CHICAGO -- Reality television has become a popular form of primetime entertainment. The latest show, "Extreme Makeover," helps people enhance their features from head-to-toe through plastic surgery. However, if a patient already has a bacterial infection in the body or ...More
    September 23, 2003 Posted in News
  • Hip Replacement Surgery: Is the Cement Strong Enough?
    LONDON -- People who have hip replacement surgery need a strong bone cement to hold the new joint in place. They also need antibiotic protection against postoperative bone infection. Research reported this week suggests that the standard way of giving the antibiotic in such ...More
    September 15, 2003 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 09/2003: Surgical Prep
    Surgical Prep: The Right Product for the Right Function Minor changes bring major improvements in efficiency, safety and costs By Rosaline Parson, RN, BSN, CEN, CCRN As hospitals seek new ways to increase efficiency and safety while reducing costs, surgical services are ...More
    September 1, 2003 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene, PPE & Standard Precautions
  • Medi-Flex Inks Deal with Novation for ChloraPrep One-Step
    OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Medi-Flex, Inc., announced today it has entered into an agreement with Novation for the ChloraPrep One-Step line of patient preoperative skin preparation products. Novation, the supply company of VHA Inc. and the University Health-System Consortium ...More
    August 22, 2003 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 08/2003: References
    AUGUST REFERENCES “TECHNOLOGIES, NEW GUIDELINES WORK TO REDUCE INVASIVE DEVICE-RELATED INFECTIONS,” BY KELLI M. DONLEY, PAGE 10 1. U.S. Food and Drug Administration:Washers/disinfectors. Reviewed June 18, 2003 from: http://www.fda.gov/cdrh/ode/washdsnf.html. 2. Centers for ...More
    August 1, 2003 Posted in Articles
  • Universal Protocol Established for Preventing Wrong-Site, Wrong-Procedure, Wrong-Person Surgery
    OASKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- The Board of Commissioners of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) last week approved a "Universal Protocol" for preventing wrong site, wrong procedure and wrong person surgery. Compliance with the ...More
    July 21, 2003 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 07/2003: Add Flair to Your JCAHO Preparation
    Add Flair to Your JCAHO Preparation By Carolyn Ramsey, RN, MSN, CNOR This article addresses the “hubbub” found just before a survey from the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO). We can say we shouldn’t need any special preparation if we’re ...More
    July 1, 2003 Posted in Articles