Vol VII No 1 – January-February 2003

Vaccinia Disease: A Reportable Communicable Disease in North Carolina

Question of the Month

New DOT Rules on Packaging of Suction Canisters Update

Alcohol Hand Sanitizers

News and Announcements

CDC Issues Health Alert About Atypical Pneumonia – Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Surveillance for Human Cases of Avian Flu Type A

New CDC Guideline

Smallpox Vaccination Information

OSHA Launches Electronic Training Tool on Anthrax

New Strep B Test for Pregnant Women

Courses for the Infection Control Professional


Vol VII No 2 – March-April 2003

Shortage of N95 Respirators


President Bush Signs Smallpox Compensation

Question of the Month

Infection Control for Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) Bladder Instillation for Cancer

News and Announcements

CDC Criteria for Defining Nosocomial Pneumonia

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Web Page

Pocket Guide to Bioterrorism

OSHA Ergonomics Guideline for Nursing Homes

Courses for the Infection Control Professional


Vol VII No 3 – May-June 2003

SHEA Issues Guideline for Preventing Nosocomial Transmission of Multidrug-Resistant Strains of Staphylococcus aureus and Enterococcus


OSHA Officially Withdraws TB Rule

Question of the Month

FDA Bans Alcohol-based Hand Gels for Food Service Workers

News and Announcements

CDC Environmental Guidelines

OSHA Proposes Revised Respiratory Protection Standards

Treatment of Tuberculosis

FDA Warns about Toxicity of Lindane

FDA Clears Rapid Test for Aspergillus Infection

FDA Approves First Drug in New Class of HIV Treatments for HIV Infected Adults and Children With Advanced Disease

INTERGEL Adhesion Prevention Solution Withdrawn

JCAHO 2004 Standards Now Online

McDonald’s Issues Antibiotics Policy

Courses for the Infection Control Professional


Vol VII No 4 – July-August 2003

SPICE and APIC-NC Survey About the Location of Alcohol-based Hand Rub Dispensers in Healthcare Facilities

Alcohol-based Hand Rubs and Fire Safety in Healthcare Facilities


JCAHO Announces 2004 National Patient Safety Goals

Question of the Month

Influenza Vaccine Recommendation

FluMist Not Recommended for Healthcare Workers

News and Announcements

SPICE Internet – Updated SARS Resources

OSHA Issues Final Rule on Recordkeeping Form

FDA Clears First Test for West Nile Virus

New Model Helps Hospitals and Health Systems Better Respond to Potential Bioterrorism

New Topics Added to OSHA’s Safety and Health Topics Page

Comment Period Extended on Revision to OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard

OSHA Publishes New Safety and Health Information Bulletins

Courses for the Infection Control Professional


Vol VII No 5 – September-October 2003

Public Health Epidemiologist Joins SPICE Staff


Revised NC Sanitation Rules in Effect

Question of the Month

North Carolina Adds Vaccinia to Communicable Disease Report Card

News and Announcements

CDC Public Health Guidance for Community-Level Preparedness and Response to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)

Additions to SPICE SARS Web Page

Mold Remediation in Schools and Commercial Buildings

JCAHO Information About Safety Goals on Infections and Communication

Bloodborne Pathogens Standard Topic of New Safety and Health Bulletin

Courses for the Infection Control Professional


Vol VII No 6 – November-December 2003

Intracellular Biofilm-like Pods May Be Reservoirs for Recurrent UTI’s

Bioterrorism Agents II Wall Chart


JCAHO Strengthens Infection Control Goals

Question of the Month

Definitions for Flu Activity

News and Announcements

Complete Environmental Infection Control Guideline Available

CDC Guidelines for Infection Control in Dental Health-Care Settings -2003

OSHA Provides Bulletin About Protecting Workers Against Mold Exposure

Revised Recordkeeping Forms Available Online

FDA Clears Two West Nile Virus Diagnostic Tests

Universal Protocol to Prevent Wrong Site, Wrong Procedure, and Wrong Patient Surgeries

Courses for the Infection Control Professional