References December

References December

"The Making of the Modern OR," by Kathy Dix, page 16

1. HIPAA web site:

2. Kenyon TA, et al. Dedicated minimally invasive surgery suites increaseoperating room efficiency. Surg Endosc. 2001;15:1140-3.

"CDC's Endorsement of Alcohol Hand Rubs Launches New Era in HandHygiene," by Kathy Dix, page 24

1. Pittet et al. Ann Intern Med 1999, 130:126.

2. Boyce JM, Kelliher S, Vallande N. Skin irritation and dryness associatedwith two hand-hygiene regimens: soap-and-water handwashing versus handantisepsis with an alcoholic hand gel. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol2000;21:442--8

3. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Guideline for Hand Hygiene inHealth-Care Settings: Recommendations of the Healthcare Infection ControlPractices Advisory Committee and the HICPAC/SHEA/APIC/IDSA Hand Hygiene TaskForce. MMWR 2002;51(No. RR-16)

"In Hindsight: Reviewing Healthcare's Hurdles of 2002," by Kelli M.Donley, page 30

1. Public Health Dispatch: Vancomycin-Resistant Staphlococcus Aureus -Pennsylvania, 2002. APIC. October 11, 2002.

2. Interim Guidelines for Prevention and Control of Staphylococcal InfectionAssociated with Reduced Susceptibility to Vancomycin. Centers for DiseaseControl and Prevention. July 1997.

3. Nurse Reinvestment Act is "Step in the Right Direction' to SolvingNursing Shortage, Says Nurse. Service Employees International Union. July 23,2002.

4. Bill S.1864. Nurse Reinvestment Act.

5. Daw, J. Bioterrorism Preparedness Act Includes Funding for Mental Health.September 8, 2002.

6. Bill S.1765. Frist-Kennedy Bioterrorism Preparedness Act.

"Ensure That Primary Prevention is Part of Your Needlestick SafetyProgram," by Marilyn Hanchett, RN, page 32

1. MMWR Recommendations and Reports, Guidelines for the Prevention ofIntravascular Catheter-Related Infections, August 8, 2002/51 (RR10) p.8.

"Lobbying for Labels: Congressional Committee Discusses Legislation onSUD Reprocessing," by Kathy Dix, page 34

1. H.R. 3580, Bill Summary and Status for the 107th Congress.

2. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and DrugAdministration. Guidance for Industry and for FDA Staff: Enforcement Prioritiesfor Single-Use Devices Reprocessed by Third Parties and Hospitals.


"Implementing a Reprocessing Program: Success Hinges on Planning,"by Deborah Haley, RN, CNOR, MBA, page 38

2. Werner, Curt. "Waiting for the Tsunami: The Life of the Third-PartyReprocessor." Healthcare Purchasing News, June 2002.

3. Letter, Department of Health and Human Services, July 12, 2002. Accessedat August 15, 2002.