A new protocol that describes precautions surgeons should take when operating on suspected or confirmed Ebola patients includes an Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI) standard on surgical gowns and drapes.
Personal Protective Equipment
Global demand for medical disposables is forecast to rise 6.6 percent annually to $245 billion in 2018. The strongest influence on growth will involve the upgrading and stricter enforcement of infection prevention protocols by hospitals
A team of American infectious disease and critical care experts is alerting colleagues caring for Ebola patients that how they remove their personal protective gear can be just as crucial as wearing it to prevent exposure to the deadly vi
Respiratory infection control measures – which have been adopted by most health agencies to deal with the Ebola epidemic in west Africa – are unnecessary, and may heighten panic and fear among the public, according to the authors of a new
Healthcare workers in some of the world's poorest countries lack basic equipment to shield them from HIV and other bloodborne infections during surgical and other procedures, new research from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public
Extremely premature babies in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) had fewer infections when medical staff wore gloves after washing their hands compared with handwashing alone, reports David A.
On Sept. 5, 2014, NIOSH NPPTL will observe its third annual N95 Day campaign.
The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory (NPPTL) is supporting the Institute of Medicine (IOM)’s public workshop on powered air-purifying respirators (PAPRs). This workshop will be held Aug.
US Endoscopy announces the release of the US Endoscopy GI Compliance Kit, which provides the basic supplies needed to begin a GI endoscopy procedure and is designed to help improve efficiencies and streamline procedure set-up.
TIDI Products, LLC, a leading manufacturer of single-use infection-prevention products for medical and dental markets, announces today the publication of a scientific paper in American Journal of Infection Control.