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Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention

Ounce of prevention, pound of cure

Clinical teams show how they’re reducing HAIs by implementing and sticking to best practices and adopting industry’s leading infection prevention products and services.

C. diff transmission via soiled linen

TRSA President Joseph Ricci raises questions about the way in which a recent study linking dirty laundry to C. diff was featured in the news.

Let’s clear the air

Invisible invaders are almost always lurking in the air, ready to make people sick — or sicker. Airborne pathogens in the healthcare setting, Legionella,...

Don’t choke back the smoke

No healthcare worker would dare light a cigarette on the job or accept that behavior from anyone else. In fact, smoking anywhere inside a...

Screening strategies help battle antibiotic resistance

We are perched on a global time bomb. Antibiotics, once considered the “magic bullet” for infections, are turning against us. Philip M. Tierno, Jr,...

FDA bans powdered surgeon gloves; powdered patient examination gloves; absorbable powder for surgeon’s glove

The FDA displayed the final rule to ban powdered surgeon's gloves, powdered patient examination gloves, and absorbable powder for lubricating a surgeon's glove because...

Catheter-care trifecta: compliant, cost-effective, innovative

Most patients have one or more catheters—most likely an intravenous (IV) or Foley urinary catheter—placed when admitted to a hospital. While their functions are...

Ten in 10 ahead

Last month, we highlighted 10 milestones from the last decade as Healthcare Purchasing News marked 40 years of service. This month we fast forward...

3M responds to “Patient warming heats up”

We applaud you for raising awareness for the importance of keeping patients warm (normothermic) before, during and after surgical procedures. However, as a company...

Sharp points

More than 16 years ago the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that safety-engineered sharps devices could prevent an estimated 62 to 88...
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