While nearly all of the 398 hospitals in the study use a variety of measures to protect their patients from the bug, 48 percent haven't adopted strict limits on the use of antibiotics and other drugs that can allow Clostridium defficile to flourish.
In November 2014 the Association of PeriOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) issued updated...
Analyzing data from the University of Utah Drug Information Service database, a national...
Industry leaders weighed in on best practices for managing fluid collection and disposal in helping improve OR efficiency and infection control procedures during a brainstorm facilitated by Surgical Products.
Fourteen years into his surgical career, he noticed his hands were suddenly red and itchy.
Right after typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines semi-permanent hospitals were build to replace the original hospital, which was smashed and flooded beyond repair.
According to Professor Cohen, lead author of the Commission and Emeritus Professor of Infectious Diseases at the Brighton & Sussex Medical School, "Sepsis is both one of the best known yet most poorly understood medical disorders, and one of the most challenging medical conditions in routine clinical practice."
Developing the science behind the germ-zapping attire is a challenge a few manufactures have taken on, which includes picking the right antimicrobial agent.
Medline’s Renewal Full Circle Reprocessing cites the following as questions to ask in qualifying potential partners for off-site instrument cleaning, sterilization, maintenance and repair.
Instrument sterilization and re-processing not only protects against infection, but can go a long way in helping control operating costs.
The guidance looks to reduce the potential for healthcare visitors in spreading dangerous bacteria within the healthcare facility and community.
The March issue of Surgical Products goes back to the basics to see how little things have huge impacts for patients, but also explores some new technology.
Many providers are turning to UVC decontamination systems to increase infection prevention, since the technology is quick, safe and easy to operate.
Serres offers their closed suction liner system for hospitals and acute-care facilities, which the company feels is user-friendly and cost-efficient.
The maker of medical scopes that have been linked to two recent "superbug" outbreaks at California hospitals has issued new cleaning instructions for the devices amid scrutiny from regulators, lawmakers and medical professionals.
I’m excited to share some of what I thought were the most interesting products, concepts and conversations from my attendance of the Association for periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Surgical Conference & Expo, which recently took place in Denver.
Health officials say two more American aid workers arrived in the United States on Wednesday night to be monitored for Ebola.
More Americans than ever will receive joint replacements, and with an infection rate of approximately 1 percent, the potential exists for tens of thousands to experience post-operative infection and complications each year.
Federal health officials are stepping up their oversight of medical scopes linked to potentially fatal superbug outbreaks.
A German court has ruled that a prominent anti-vaccination advocate must pay a doctor 100,000 euros ($105,720) in prize money he had promised to anyone who could prove measles is a virus.
Some strong insight on how sticking to the basics of infection prevention can protect surgical staff and patients from the effects of HAIs.
Surgical Products recently sat down with Vicki Allen, MSN, RN, and asked her about best practices in avoiding common patient prep mistakes.
A second Los Angeles hospital is reporting that patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant superbug linked to a type of widely used medical scope.
Rosie D. Lyles, MD, MHA, MSc, Head of Clinical Affairs, Clorox Healthcare, on keeping it clean in the OR suite.
Neumedicines has been awarded a DoD grant for a clinical trial assessing the safety and efficacy of a prophylactic immunotherapy in surgical wounds, for the purpose of avoiding infection.
The Dallas hospital that treated the first patient to be diagnosed in the U.S. with Ebola lied to Congress when it said its staff was trained to handle the deadly virus, a nurse who contracted the disease contends in a lawsuit filed Monday.
A patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
Postoperative mortality rates were low among patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) who are receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), and those mortality rates were influenced as much by age and poor nutritional status as CD4 cell counts, according to a report published online by JAMA Surgery.
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