Volume IX, No 1– January-February

NEWS FEATURES

      • What Does the New OSHA Fit Testing Legislation Mean for North Carolina Hospitals?

REGULATORY/LEGISLATIVE

      • CMS Soon to Approve Hand Rubs in Corridors

QUESTION OF THE MONTH

      • Handwashing Sink Required for Modular Unit

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

      • New Jersey Requires Certification for infection Control Professionals
      • 2005 Edition of the APIC Text
      • Core Curriculum on Tuberculosis: What the Clinician Should Know Course on CD-ROM
      • New Edition of Practical Handbook for Healthcare Epidemiologists
      • Draft Tuberculosis Guidelines
      • Current Issues in Infection Control, Disinfection and Sterilization Symposium
      • Outbreak of Multidrug-Resistant Acinetobacter baumannii Associated with Pulsatile Lavage Wound Treatment
      • New Publication Highlights Protection of Hospital Workers During Emergencies

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Volume IX, No 2 – March-May 2005

NEWS FEATURES

      • Prevention of Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus Among Persons Undergoing Blood Glucose Monitoring in Long-Term Care Facilities

QUESTION OF THE MONTH

      • Revision to TB Skin-Testing Requirements in North Carolina Long-Term Care Facilities

REGULATORY/LEGISLATIVE

      • New Card for Reporting Communicable Diseases in North Carolina

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

      • Updates to NC TB Policy Manual
      • New Expert Panel Report Examines Standards of Care During Mass Casualty Events
      • First Combination Vaccine Approved to Help Protect Adolescents Against Whopping Cough
      • NC TB Institute
      • Rubella No Longer Major Public Health Threat in the United States
      • Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Solutions Allowed in Egress Corridors
      • OSHA Recordkeeping Handbook Available Online
      • OSHA Updates Bloodborne Pathogens and Needlestick Prevention Web Site
      • Hospital Report Cards on the Internet
      • Handy Hygiene Study
      • Bush Order Allows Isolation of Those with Bird Flu
      • CDC Advisory Committee Offers Guidance to States on Developing Systems for Public Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections
      • Bayer Gets FDA Approval for Hepatitis C Test
      • Bayer Gets FDA Approval for Hepatitis A Blood Test

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Volume IX, No 3

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  •  NFPA Amends Ruling, Specifically Allows Alcohol-based Preps
  • Influenza
    • Prevention and Control of Influenza
    • Update: Influenza Vaccine Supply and Recommendations for Prioritization During the 2005-06 Influenza Season
    • Influenza Vaccine Fluarix Approved
    • Adamantane-Resistant Influenza Viruses Increasing Worldwide
  • From the CDC and FDA
    • CDC Pneumonia Definitions
    • Updated Guidelines for the Management of Occupational Exposures to HIV and Recommendations for Postexposure Prophylaxis (CDC)
    • FDA and CDC Issue Alert on Menactra Meningococcal Vaccine and Guillain Barre Syndrome
    • FDA Approves VAQTA® (Hepatitis A Vaccine, Inactivated) for Children Aged More Than One Year
    • FDA Approves a New Combination Vaccine against Whooping Cough
    • FDA Adds Laparoscopic and Endoscopic Electrosurgical Accessories to the List of Reprocessed SUDs Subject to Premarket Notification Requirements
  • Nosocomial Burkholderia cepacia Pneumonia Associated with Contaminated Alcohol-Free Mouthwash
  • Reduction in Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections Among Patients in Intensive Care Units
  • Ralstonia Associated with Vapotherm Oxygen Delivery Device
  • Adult Immunization Schedule Updated
  • JCAHO 2006 National Patient Safety Goals
  • HIV Screening for Pregnant Women
  • Survey on Patient Safety Culture
  • Review of Clinical Avian Influenza A (H5N1) Infection in Humans
  • Hurricane-Related Infectious Disease Risk Slides

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Volume IX, No 4 

NEWS FEATURES

  •  Effective Way to Eliminate Clostridium difficile in the Environment
  • NC Discouraging Personal Stockpiles of Antivirals

QUESTION OF THE MONTH

  •  Routine Culturing in Pharmacy

REGULATORY/LEGISLATIVE

  •  International Code Council Revises Safety Codes to Conform to CMS

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  •  CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices Expands Hepatitis A Vaccination for Children
  • Advisory Committee on Immunization Practice Recommends Adult Vaccination with New Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis Vaccine
  • Recommended Antimicrobial Agents for the Treatment and Postexposure Prophylaxis of Pertussis
  • Guidelines for the Investigation of Contacts of Persons with Infectious Tuberculosis
  • Health and Human Services Pandemic Influenza Plan
  • SPICE Influenza Web Page
  • European Team Develops Human Vaccine for H7N1 Bird Flu Strain
  • FDA Approves First Test to Screen for West Nile Virus in Donors of Blood, Organs,Cells and Tissues
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and Patient Care Web Page

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