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Infection Prevention

Ten in 10

Next year marks the 40th anniversary of Healthcare Purchasing News. Technically, HPN reaches the four-decade milestone in April as the bimonthly Purchasing Administration sported...

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...

The correlation between the clinical environment of care and HAIs

The contaminated clinical environment of care (CEOC) has been proven to play a role in the transmission of multidrug-resistant pathogens such as Methicillin Resistant...

SPD: Win-Win means collaboration, teamwork with Infection Preventionist

CBSPD Expiration: September 30, 2021
IAHCSMM Expiration: September 7, 2019

100 Facts About Bed Bugs

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Once upon a time, bed bugs played little more than a bit part in a children's nursery rhyme. But since they scut tled out of obscurity into the limelight more than a decade ago, the American public has found it hard to sleep tight. Bed bugs have inspired everything from disgust and dread to myths and misconceptions - not to mention making their fair share of headlines.

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...

Strength in numbers

It’s not a hoax. Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is real — has been for decades — and it’s getting worse. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Patient warming heats up

Maintaining normothermia in the surgical patient — keeping core body temperature consistently above 36° C (96.8° F) — demands diligence, adherence to best practices,...

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...

Seeing is believing

Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) can put a significant dent in hospitals’ budgets since Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services refused to reimburse for certain infections...
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