Research & Studies

The disciplines of healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention are guided by the research, studies and evidence-based practices that are developed to facilitate safe and effective clinical interventions in the healthcare environment.


  • Infection Control Today - 07/2001: Technology is Revolutionizing Surgical Lighting
    Technology is Revolutionizing Surgical Lighting The digital age helps surgeons improve outcomes thanks to new lighting and recording options By Andrew P. Reding Every day surgeons make critical judgments about the treatment of their patients based upon what they see in the ...More
    July 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Utah Man Contracts Plague
    SALT LAKE CITY, Ut-An adult male living on a reservation in Utah has become ill with the plague after taking care of a relative's sick cat in Arizona. Officials are not saying whether fleas on the cat are the cause of the man's illness, but the plague has been reported in ...More
    June 28, 2001 Posted in News
  • H. pylori Infections Common in HIV Patients
    WASHINGTON, DC-A new study has found many HIV patients have a common infection form the gram negative microaerophilic organism Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori). The study, which was conducted in Brazil, looked at 528 HIV-infected patients with epigastric pain. They found H. ...More
    June 7, 2001 Posted in News
  • Gonorrhea Cases Rises in Gay, Bisexual Community
    WASHINGTON, DC-A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows an alarming increase of reported gonorrhea cases in gay and bisexual men. The CDC used a national database to study gonorrhea trends in 29 cities and counties in the US. They found ...More
    June 6, 2001 Posted in News
  • Arizona Man Who Received Heart Device Dies
    TUCSON, Ariz-An Arizona man who received an experimental heart device last week at University Medical Center in Tucson has died from a lung infection. William Mackay, 66, died at the hospital after developing the infection during surgery last Wednesday. The infection spread ...More
    June 4, 2001 Posted in News
  • Preventing Intravenous Catheter-Associated Infections: AnUpdate
    Preventing Intravenous Catheter-Associated Infections: An Update By Marlene Wellman Schmid, RN, PhD, CIC Nosocomial or hospital-acquired infections cost several billion dollars and cause more deaths annually per year than road accidents.1,2 The Fatality Analysis Reporting ...More
    June 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today - 06/2001: Instrumental Knowledge
    The Care and Handling of Instruments in the Sterile Field By Christine E. Wilson The maintaining of a sterile field in the OR is of utmost importance. Patients are always at risk for secondary infections, and any procedures and preparation that can be done to minimize this ...More
    June 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • What should you do when OSHA shows up?
    What should you do when OSHA shows up? Managing Occupational Safety and Health Issues in the Infection Control Profession By James L. Koewler Jr. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has a growing list of rules for employers with infection control ...More
    June 1, 2001 Posted in Articles
  • CDC Nails Nurses
    ATLANTA, Ga-Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have published a new guideline on hand hygiene that states healthcare workers (HCWs) should not wear artificial nails. The guideline says artificial nails or nail extenders should not be worn by ...More
    May 24, 2001 Posted in News, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • Montreal Doctors Get Slapped on the Hand
    MONTREAL-An internal study at a hospital of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal has found that fewer than one in four doctors wash their hands and wear gloves when examining patients. The study's author, Vivian Loo, MD, director of infection control at the ...More
    May 24, 2001 Posted in News