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
Personal Protective Equipment
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.
In the healthcare setting, there is an increasing need for a self-donning surgical gown that healthcare personnel can don without the need for any assistance. Also, in the context of crisis management for the Ebola virus and other severe infectious diseases, use of a gown that can be donned and removed quickly and safely as infection protection to prevent transmission to the environment is more important than ever.
Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc. today reported publication of a commentary that supports the rationale for everyday use of its VESTEX® Active Barrier1 garments to help shield healthcare workers from exposure to body fluids.
The quality and vitality of the operating room is often a balance between managing patients known or suspected with infectious disease and managing potential staff occupational exposure risks associated with treating patients. With exposure risks to emerging and re-emerging microorganisms at an unparalleled high, measuring, analyzing, and preventing exposures among surgical staff is more important now than ever.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces a request for information regarding facilities that stockpile N95 respirators and Level 3 and Level 4 prot
A University of Alberta engineering researcher has developed a new way to treat common surgical masks so they are capable of trapping and killing airborne viruses. His research findings appear in the prestigious journal Scientific Reports, published by Nature Publishing Group.