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  • Washington Hospitals Reduce Rates of Surgical Infection
    SEATTLE -- Eleven Washington state hospitals have worked for the last year as part of the Surgical Infection Prevention Collaborative Northwest (SIP NW) to reduce their rates of surgical infections, which are recognized as a major preventable form of patient injury, ...More
    March 31, 2004 Posted in News
  • AORN Elects '04-'05 Officers
    SAN DIEGO -- New officers and members of the board of directors of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), were elected at the association's 51st annual Congress in San Diego, March 21-25, 2004. The 2004 - 2005 Officers include (* Newly elected; ...More
    March 29, 2004 Posted in News
  • William J. Duffy Assumes AORN Presidency
    SAN DIEGO -- William J. Duffy, RN, BSN, MJ, CNOR, became the national president of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) at its 51st annual Congress in San Diego, March 21-25, 2004. Duffy will serve a one-year term. Duffy is currently assistant vice ...More
    March 29, 2004 Posted in News
  • Sharon A. McNamara is Tapped as AORN President-elect
    SAN DIEGO -- Sharon A. McNamara, RN, MS, CNOR, was tapped as president-elect of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) at its 51st annual Congress in San Diego, March 21-25, 2004. McNamara is the director of surgical services at WakeMed in Raleigh, N.C. ...More
    March 29, 2004 Posted in News
  • New Campaign Urges Patients to Speak Up for Safer Surgery
    As surgical infections and medical errors continue to receive attention and scrutiny in the U.S., patients are becoming more involved than ever before in the decisions that affect their care. To help fill the need for more patient education, Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. has ...More
    March 19, 2004 Posted in News
  • Data Says Specific Nutritional Supplements Reduce Infection Rate and Length of Hospital Stay
    MUNICH -- Recent data presented at the sixth annual World Congress on Trauma, Shock, Inflammation and Sepsis, held in Munich March 2-6, 2004, demonstrated that specialized nutritional supplements have a key role to play in modulating disease and improving outcome in ...More
    March 17, 2004 Posted in News
  • New Research Says Current Policy for Complex Surgery is Misguided
    Newswise -- Survival after complex surgery is better not only in hospitals that do a large volume of the same procedure, but also in hospitals that do a large volume of any complex procedure, finds new research. These findings challenge the policy that patients who need a ...More
    March 11, 2004 Posted in News
  • Miami Hospital Selects Accuset Surgical Instrument Processing Program
    TAMPA, Fla. -- SRI/Surgical Express, Inc. (SRI), a leading provider of reusable products and outsourcing services supporting the healthcare industry, announces that it has entered into a multi-year agreement with Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami for SRI's AccuSet Surgical ...More
    March 8, 2004 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 03/2004: An Instructor’s Guide
    An Instructor’s Guide to SP/CS Certification Success By Richard P. Blasko, MBA, CSPDT, CRCST Healthcare providers have acknowledged with increased frequency that quality patient care flows far deeper than just direct patient contact. The behind-the-scenes unsung heroes of ...More
    March 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 03/2004: Product Locator
    A Sneak Peek at AORN Congress Exhibitors Case Medical Case Medical® offers innovative products for the world healthcare community. The SteriTite® sealed container system and MediTray® products provide an easyto- use and cost-effective system for the organization, ...More
    March 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization