Personal Protective Equipment
Fewer than 1 in 6 healthcare workers (HCW) followed all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations for the removal of personal protective equipment (PPE) after patient care, according to a brief report published in t
What’s in a name? A bit of confusion, it seems, when it comes to the various types of gowns used in medical settings, according to the Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI).
Infection Control Today invited manufacturers of personal protective equipment (PPE) and antimicrobial textiles to share their perspectives on key issues relating to pandemic preparedness as well as proper donning and doffing techniques.
NIOSH and the National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) announce the release of three documents related to respiratory protection in healthcare.
Healthcare workers frequently contaminate their gloves and gowns during every day care of nursing home residents with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), according to a new study.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) today released the Hospital Respirator
If you’re allergic to natural rubber latex, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has good news for you: in the future, you are less likely to be misinformed about the absence of this allergen in such products as medical devices. To avoid false assurances about this hazard, the FDA is recommending to manufacturers to stop using the labels “latex free” or “does not contain latex.” The reason for this recommendation is that the agency is not aware of any tests that can show a product contains no natural rubber latex proteins that can cause allergic reactions
A recent increase in demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has caused delays for some products ordered by U.S. hospitals for Ebola preparedness.