By Kelly M. Pyrek
Personal Protective Equipment
ICT spoke with Joseph Ricci, president and CEO of TRSA -- an international organization representing companies that supply laundered garments, uniforms, linens, and other products to the healthcare industry -- about the home laundering of
How over-the-head isolation gowns increase staff and visitor safety.
Material scientists at the University of Manchester, working in collaboration with universities in China, have created a 'durable and washable, concrete-like' composite material made from antibacterial copper nanoparticles.
The American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) and the International Association for Healthcare Management (IAHTM) have announced the completion of life cycle research comparing the life cycles of reusable versus disposable isolation go
One of the first studies testing the effectiveness of different operating room (OR) head coverings in preventing airborne contamination has found that surgeon's caps that expose small amounts of the ears and hair are not inferior to the b
The failure to change gloves is common among certified nursing assistants, and may be a significant cause of the spread of dangerous pathogens in nursing homes and long-term healthcare settings, according to a new study published in the S
Clothing worn by healthcare providers can become contaminated with bacteria, however having nurses wear scrubs with antimicrobial properties did not prevent this bacterial contamination from occurring, according to a study published onlin
Reduction of accidental contamination of the near-patient environment has potential to reduce acquisition of healthcare-associated infection(s).
ICT invited manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) products to provide instruction on best practices relating to the evaluation of products as well as how to introduce and integrate them into the healthcare environment.