Volume VIII, No 1

Avian Influenza Outbreaks


New Information about Disposing of Medical Sharps in the Home Health Care Setting

Question of the Month


News And Announcements

American Hospital Association Letter to OSHA about TB Rule

OSHA Delays Enforcement of Respiratory Protection Rule Provisions

Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers Now on OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page

JCAHO 2005 Pre-publication Edition Infection Control Standards

JCAHO Disease-Specific Care National Patient Safety Goals

Environmental Guidelines Seminar

Courses for the Infection Control Professional


Volume VIII, No 2 – March-April 2004

Third Case of VRSA – Vancomycin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus: Change in Laboratory Antimicrobial

Susceptibility Testing Recommended


OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard Medical Evaluation Requirement

Question of the Month

Is It Legal to Mount Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Dispensers in Egress Corridors?

News and Announcements

54th Annual Tuberculosis/Respiratory Disease Institute in North Carolina

Proposed OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard

Easy Access to Requirements Page on JCAHO Website

Ricin: New Topic on OSHA Safety and Health Topics Page

Guidelines for Preventing Health-Care–Associated Pneumonia, 2003

Manufacturer’s Recall of Rapid Cartridge Assay Kits

Recall of Nasal Spray Contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia Complex

FDA Approves First Oral Fluid Based Rapid HIV Test Kit

Comment Period Extended for Assigned Protection Factors Rule

Avian Flu Subject of Safety and Health Guidance

Manufacturer’s Recall of Human Rabies Vaccine

Courses for the Infection Control Professional


Volume VIII, No 3 – July-August 2004

Disinfection of Computer Keyboards

New Edition of North Carolina Tuberculosis Policy Manual


OSHA Fit Testing for Tuberculosis Mandate Update

Question of the Month

Patient Custody of Internal Body Tissues or Organs (Body Parts)

News and Announcements

New Disinfection and Sterilization Web Site

New Contraindication for Cidex OPA Solution

Flu Recommendations

CDC Isolation Draft Guideline

OSHA Respiratory Protection Revised Standard Adds A New Fit-Testing Protocol

New AHRQ Evidence Report Helps Hospitals Respond to Bioterrorism or Other Public Health Emergencies

FDA Approves Rapid Anthrax Blood Test

FDA Clears Medicinal Leeches for Marketing

Renewed Focus on Safety and Health Guidance for Avian Flu

FDA Approves Levaquin Antibiotic for Resistant Pneumonia

TaqMan and TaqMan 48 Analyzers Recalled by FDA

Courses for the Infection Control Professional


Volume VIII, No 4 – September-October 2004

How to Avoid the Flu: Precautions Can Reduce the Risk


Rule Changes for North Carolina Reportable Diseases and Conditons

Question of the Month

JCAHO Enforces New Pharmacy Rules

News And Announcements

Change in Numbering of North Carolina Infection Control Law

New Control of Communicable Diseases Manual

Revised OSHA Document on Catheter Securement Requires Annual Review

New Guide Helps Communities Prepare for Vaccine and Drug Dispensing in the Event of a Bioterrorism or Other

Public Health Emergency

Surgical Care Improvement Partnership

Courses for the Infection Control Professional