• Unauthorized Annie
    Meet Unauthorized Annie, she loves scrubBank™ and you will too. This compact, automated, quick dispense solution for scrub management supports infection prevention best practices and was designed to facilitate compliance with the AORN Recommended Practice for Surgical ...More
    1 week ago Posted in Videos
  • ICT News Desk: How Bleach Kills Bacteria
    Researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have made strides in understanding exactly how bleach kills bacteria—and how bacteria’s own defenses can protect against the cellular stress caused by bleach. The insights gained may lead to the development ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in Videos, Environmental Hygiene
  • ICT News Desk: Treating Bloodstream Infections
    Growing drug resistance, a high prevalence of Staph bacteria and ineffective antibiotics prescribed to 1 in 3 patients are among the challenges facing community hospitals in treating patients with serious bloodstream infections, according to researchers at Duke Medicine. ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in Videos
  • ICT News Desk: Antibiotic Prescribing Practices
    One reason doctors may prescribe antibiotics more often than necessary is because they want to avoid withholding a prescription from a hospitalized patient ultimately found to have a bacterial infection, University of Michigan experts say in a new commentary. ...More
    March 14, 2014 Posted in Videos
  • ICT News Desk: SSIs in Ambulatory Surgery
    In an analysis that included nearly 300,000 patients from eight states who underwent ambulatory surgery, researchers found that the rates of surgical site infections were relatively low. However, the absolute number of patients with these complications is substantial, ...More
    February 28, 2014 Posted in Videos
  • ICT News Desk: Contact Precautions in the ED
    In a new study, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital have found substantial variation in the adoption of policies relating to contact precautions. ...More
    February 14, 2014 Posted in Videos
  • ICT News Desk: Reducing MRSA Infections in VA LTC Facilities
    Four years after implementing a national initiative to reduce MRSA rates in Veterans Affairs long-term care facilities, MRSA infections have declined significantly, according to a study in the January issue of the American Journal of Infection Control. ...More
    January 16, 2014 Posted in Videos
  • ICT News Desk: Superbugs in Sewage
    Tests at two wastewater treatment plants in northern China revealed antibiotic-resistant bacteria were not only escaping purification but also breeding. Joint research by scientists from Rice University and two universities in China found superbugs carrying the ...More
    December 20, 2013 Posted in Videos
  • ICT News Desk: Blood Exposures Survey
    The Association of Occupational Health Professionals in Healthcare (AOHP) recently commissioned a survey among its members to establish the first nationally representative blood exposure database. The results of AOHP's inaugural survey were released in the latest edition of ...More
    December 4, 2013 Posted in Videos, Policies and Practice
  • ICT News Desk: Safe Injection Practices
    Recent outbreaks associated with reuse of single-dose vials and misuse of multiple-dose vials have resulted in patients suffering significant harm and even death. The CDC and the Safe Injection Practices Coalition urge all healthcare professionals to use a new, dynamic ...More
    November 13, 2013 Posted in Videos, Policies and Practice
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