Infection Control Today

June 1, 2004

September 2000


OSHA's Final TB Ruling By David Willyard

1. OSHA Memorandum: Enforcement policy and procedures for occupational
exposure to tuberculosis, memorandum to regional administrators form directorate
of compliance programs. October 8, 1993.

"Achieving Sharps Injury Reduction: Moving from Theory to
Implementation" By Enid K. Eck, RN, MPH; Barbara DeBaun, RN, BSN, CIC; and
Gina Pugliese, RN, MS

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Finding the Glove Protection that Meets Your Needs By Rosaline Parson, RN,

1. Occupational Safety and Health
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1910.1030, paragraph (d)(3)(ix)

2. U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety
and Health Administration. Technical Information Bulletin: Potential for
allergy to natural rubber latex gloves and other natural rubber latex products

3. Tillotson T. Selecting Medical Examination
Gloves. Infection Control Today
February 2000; 4 (2). 22


Truscott W. Critical Issues: The Impact of Glove Powder. Firsthand
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Phillips V.L, Phil D, Goodrich M, Sullivan T. Health Care Worker
Disability Due to Latex Allergy and Asthma: A Cost Analysis. American Journal
of Public Health
July 1999; 89 (7). 1024-1027

6. Miller K. Management of Latex Allergy in the
Workplace. AAOHN Journal June 2000; 48 (6). 285-286


The Environmental Essentials to OR Cleaning By Ruth LeTexier, RN, BSN,

1. Meeker M, Rothrock J. In: Alexanders Care of the Patient in Surgery.
11th ed. St. Louis: Mosby; 1999, 149-150.

2. Ayliffe GA. Role of the environment of the operating suite in surgical
wound infection. Rev Infect Dis. 1991;13(Suppl 10):S800-4.

3. Mangram AJ, Horan TC, Pearson ML, Silver LC, Jarvis W. Guideline for
prevention of surgical site infection. AJIC. 1999;27(2):97-134.

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5. Fortunato N. In: Perioperative Educators Resource Manual to
accompany Berry & Kohns Operating Room Techniques
. 9th ed. St. Louis:
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Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN). Recommended practices for
environmental learning in the surgical practice setting. In: Standards,
Recommended Practices and Guidelines
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6. Fortunato N. In: Berry & Kohns Operating Room Technique. 9th
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Preventive Instrument Maintenance" By Brian Kern

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Outsourcing Sterile Processing By Gerry Gribbon

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The Bloodborne Pathogens Standard and Disinfection" By Tom Bach

1. Federal Register. Vol. 56, No. 235. Friday December 6,1991, Part

2. Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Occupational exposure to
bloodborne pathogens: final rule. Federal Register. 1991; 56:64003-182.

3. Alvarado CJ. Revisiting the Spaulding classification scheme. In: Chemical
Germicides in Healthcare
William A. Rutala ed. Washington, DC: APIC; 1994,

4. McCull R. Occupational Safety & Health Administration. Health
Compliance Assistance Office: Interpretation and Compliance Letters
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OSHA policy on the use of disinfectants that are registered with the EPA
as being effective against HBV and HCV. September 24, 1996.

5. Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. Endoscope
Cleaning and High-Level Disinfection, Self-Study Module
Practice Committee; 1996.

"Sherlock Holmes Approach to BIs and CIs" By Martha Young, BS, MS,

1. Young M. Rigid sterilization container systems. Infection Control Today,
February 1999: 50-56.

2. Guidelines for the selection and use of reusable rigid sterilization
container systems for ethylene oxide sterilization and steam sterilization in
health care facilities
. Association for the Advancement of Medical
Instrumentation. ANSI/AAMI ST33, 1996: 9-13.

3. Selection and Use of Chemical Indicators for Steam Sterilization
Monitoring in Health Care Facilities
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5. Ethylene oxide sterilization in health care facilities: Safety and
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6. Standards, recommended practices & guidelines. AORN. 2000:354.

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8. Ross E. Using biological monitoring to reduce infection, risk and costs. Surgical
Services Management
July 1998:4(7); 37-41.