Vol IV No 1 – January-February 2000
Revised Bloodborne Pathogens Compliance Directive Issued
Regulatory/Legislative
Tuberculosis in North Carolina: Epidemiology and New Therapy Guidelines – Part 2
North Carolina Ergonomics Rules in the News
Question of the Month
Attaching Needleboxes to Walls
News and Announcements

Vol IV No 2 – March-April 2000
Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report “To Err Is Human”
Active Hospital Infection Control Programs Lead to Reduced Infections
Regulatory/Legislative
Age-Specific Competencies Not Required by JCAHO
Question of the Month
Germs from Fingernails
News and Announcements

Vol IV No 3 – May-June 2000
Ortho-phthalaldehyde: A New Chemical Sterilant
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Diseases (CJD): Recommendations for Disinfection and Sterilization
Regulatory/Legislative
New Tuberculosis Guidelines Issued by ATS and CDC
Question of the Month
Hepatitis B Immunity
Courses for the Infection Control Professional

Vol IV No 4– July-August 2000
FDA Issues New Regulations on Reuse of Medical Devices
AIA Guideline Revisions 2000
Regulatory/Legislative
North Carolina TB Rules
Question of the Month
Hepatitis B Vaccine
Courses for the Infection Control Professional

Vol IV No 5 – September – October 2000
Plant Engineering Must Work Closely with Infection Control
Lower Latex Content Linked to Higher Glove Leakage
Regulatory/Legislative
Amended NC State Law Requires Influenza and Pneumococcal Immunization in Long-Term Care Setting
Question of the Month
More than One Method Used for Reprocessing Scopes
News and Announcements

Vol IV No 6 – November-December 2000
Patient Attire in Ambulatory Surgery
Fabric-covered Furniture – a Reservoir for VRE
Regulatory/Legislative
Needlestick Safety Prevention Act
Question of the Month
Banked Breast Milk Given to the Wrong Baby
News and Announcements
Grinchy Germs in Heelville