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Reader Laura on Surgery Center Infection Control by Dr. John D. Medical DoctorHealth Maven Posted Mon 05 Jul 2010 12:00am Reader Laura’s Comment “This story talks about the deficiencies in controlling infections at surgery centers, where procedures such as plastic surgery and colonoscopies are performed. Is there a way for patients to be able to check out the surgery center before they go into surgery? You can do a lot of research about your surgeon but wh ... Read on »
Get Yeast Infection under control - Yeast Infection Super Cure by franklinb Posted Wed 15 Jul 2009 8:07pm If you are suffering from a yeast infection right now, there are two things you need to do: You need to get rid of the yeastthat has turned aggressive, in the specific spot where your infection is causing you to itch, burn and drip. For many women, (and quite a few men) that spot is your genital area. ... Read on »
Study: Outpatient Centers Lack Quality Infection Control by Victoria Powell Posted Mon 11 Oct 2010 12:00am A recent study by researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control revealed that outpatient surgical centers may not keep patients as safe from infections as they should. The report, published in JAMA, said that researchers found at least one lapse at 68 percent of the 68 centers tested and saw lapses in at least three areas at 18 p ... Read on »
View My New YouTube Video about Infection Control in the Dental Office by Dr. Helaine Smith Posted Wed 22 Oct 2008 4:53pm One thing that constantly amazes me is when friends or patients tell me their current or former dentist doesn't wear gloves when examining their mouths. This is a direct OSHA violation! Gloves, protective glasses, and a face mask are all designed to protect you -- the patient -- from infectious diseases. In this new YouTube video ... Read on »
Infection Control - an uphill ba... by Trisha Torrey Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Fri 12 Sep 2008 4:12pm Infection Control - an uphill battle Posted by Trisha Torrey3 comments » Read on »
Infection Control Today (ICT) – June ‘09 by Dan Dunlop Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm I’m a subscriber to Infection Control Today (ICT) magazine, and follow it online as often as possible to stay current on infection control issues – with hand hygiene being one of my favorite topics of late. A couple of months ago I was reading a post on Kelly Pyrek’s blog, she’s the Editor in Chief of Infection Control Today magazine, and sh ... Read on »
Kids Benefitting from Smoke-Free Laws, Serious Problems with Infection Control at Surgical Sites Named Best/Worst Prevention Ide by Partnership for Prevention Posted Tue 15 Jun 2010 12:44pm A study showing that children benefit from laws that regulate locations where smoking is allowed was named the “Best Prevention Idea of the Week,” while a study that found that loose infection practices are contributing to problems with infection control at same-day surgery centers was named the “Worst Prevention Idea of the Week." BEST Sm ... Read on »
Letter to Infection Control Practitioners Regarding Positive Displacement Needleless Connectors by FDA Posted Tue 27 Jul 2010 9:00pm Dear Infection Control Professional, The Food and Drug Administration is requiring nine companies (see ) to conduct a postmarket surveillance study on positive displacement needleless connectors to assess whether they may be associated with a higher rate of device-associated bloodstream infections (BSI) than other ty ... Read on »
Infection control of CJD, vCJD and other human prion diseases in healthcare and community settings part 4, Annex A1, Annex J, UP by Terry S. Patient Expert Posted Tue 14 Dec 2010 1:30pm Infection control of CJD, vCJD and other human prion diseases in healthcare and community settings Part 4 has been redrafted (February 2010) to clarify how best to manage patients in healthcare and community settings. A number of recent policy decisions have been incorporated into this guidance including • Standard infection control precautio ... Read on »
Interview with infection control expert Irena Kenneley, PhD by David W. Patient Expert Posted Thu 15 Nov 2012 8:55pm Health care-associated infections (HAI) are a big deal, causing suffering and death for many patients. In this interview, Irena Kenneley, PhD, APRN-BC, CIC and adjunct faculty member at American Sentinel University, describes the problem and the role of infections control professionals. What is an Infection Preventionist or IP? Most Inf ... Read on »