December References

December References

"Microbial Resistance and Disinfectant Use"

By Rodney Stine, page 14.

1. Nye, Chudha, Hodgkin, et al. J. Hosp. Infection. 1992 Bol. 20 pp 51-54.

2. Scientific American 1998:0398

"New Technology Addresses Surgical Staff Objections to Removal of Surgical Plume"

By Alison Sanders, page 16.

1. Sandler, G. Laser plume may carry hidden health hazards. Opthalmology News. November 1998, pp 10-11.

2. Hallmo, P. and Naess, O. Laryngeal papillomatosis with human papillomavirus DNA contracted by a laser surgeon. European Archives Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Springer-Verlag 1991.

3. Information Alert No. 24. Occupational Health and Safety Branch, Ontario Ministry of Labour, provided by the Canadian Centre for Occupational Health and Safety. August 19, 1992.

4. Brandon, H.J. and Young, V.L. Characterization and removal of electrosurgical smoke. Surgical Services Management. March 1997, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp 14-16.

5. Ott, D.E. Smoke production and smoke reduction in endoscopic surgery: preliminary report. End Surg. 1:230-232, 1993.

"Sterilization Indicators Shine Light on Equipment, Human Errors."

By Kelli M. Donley, page 18

1. Young, M. Chemical and Biological Indicators: Reducing the Risk of Infection.

"What Infection Control Practitoners Need to Know to Be Prepared for a Bioterrorism Attack"

By Terri Rebmann, RN, MSN, CIC, page 24.

1. Terrorism in the United States. Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Department of Justice. 1998.

2. Basic Incident Command System (ICS) Independent Study.

3. Noah, D.L.; Sobel, A.L.; Ostroff, S.M. and Kildew, J.A. Biological warfare training: Infectious disease outbreak differentiation criteria. Military Medicine. 1998. 163: 198-201.

4. Franz, D.R.; Jahrling, P.B.; Friedlander, A.M.; McClain, D.J.; Hoover, D.L., Bryne, W.R.; Pavlin, J.A.; Christopher, G.W. and Eitzen, E.M. Clinical recognition and management of patients exposed to biological weapons agents. JAMA. 1997. 278(5):399-411.

Best Practices

By Pat Tydell, RN, MSN, MPH, page 51.

1. Seek these safety features. Materials Management in Health Care. May 1, 1999.

2. Perry, J. CDC releases national needlestick estimates. Advances in Exposure Prevention. 2000, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 19.


4. Heinrich, J. Occupational safety: Selected cost and benefit implications of needlestick prevention devices for hospitals. GAO report, GAO-01-60R Needlestick Prevention. November 17, 2000.

5. Badger, B. Your hand in glove selection. Nursing Management.

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