HAI Types

Needle stick prevention bill includes new workplace rules

November 10, 2000

WASHINGTON--- Each year 600,000 to 800,000 health care workers, including many physicians, are accidentally stuck by contaminated needles or other sharp objects. A bill that recently passed Congress aims to reduce that number.

Death toll in Uganda Ebola outbreak rises to 96

November 9, 2000

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) - The number of new Ebola cases in Uganda is declining but four more people died in the past 24 hours, bring the death toll from an outbreak of the deadly virus in the East African nation to 96, a health official sai

Preventing Infections:

November 1, 2000

Preventing Infections:
A Case Study on Continuous Infusion of b-Lactam Antibiotics

By Jodi Amendola

Adhesive for Catheters May Reduce Infections

October 19, 2000

WESTPORT, CT - A recent report from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia announced that an adhesive device secures intravenous catheters as well as sutures and better than tape.

Quality Management Document Proposed to ISO

October 18, 2000

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has received a proposal from the US for a guidance document on implementing the ISO 9000 quality management standards in the health care sector.

HHS Awards Grants to 11 States

October 13, 2000

WASHINGTON - The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that eleven states have received one-year federal grants totaling $13.6 million to develop plans for providing their uninsured citizens access to affordable healt

Setback for Antibiotics as Heart Treatment

October 13, 2000

A study recently reported in the journal Circulation found that taking antibiotics is not an effective form of therapy for coronary heart disease, disputing two earlier studies from Argentina and England.