Volume X, Number 1

NEWS FEATURES

  •  Alcohol-Based Hand Rub Placement
  • NC Pandemic Influenza Plan Updated

REGULATORY/LEGISLATIVE

  •  Guidelines for Preventing the Transmission of Mycobacterium tuberculosis in Health-Care Settings, 2005

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  •  CA-MRSA Information on SPICE Web Page
  • New Guidelines for Pacemaker Insertion in the Catheterization Lab
  • Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus
  • Ralstonia, Respiratory Device Recall
  • Supplemental Testing for Confirmation of Reactive Oral Fluid Rapid HIV Antibody Tests
  • Recall of Immunodiagnositc HBsAg Confirmatory Kit
  • Recommended Childhood and Adolescent Immunization Schedule 2006
  • Legionella in Ornamental Fountains
  • $100 Million to Accelerate State and Local Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Efforts
  • Pandemic Influenza Planning: A Guide for Individuals and Families
  • New Laboratory Test to Detect Human Infections with Avian Influenza

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Volume X, Number 2

NEWS FEATURES

  •  Change of Practice – Check Your Practice: Two of four disinfectants recommended for cleaning eye exam equipment are ine according to UNC Health Care study

QUESTION OF THE MONTH

  •  Microfiber Cleaning

REGULATORY/LEGISLATIVE

  •  Amendments to North Carolina Reportable Diseases and Condit

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  •  JCAHO Clarifies Position on Alcohol Hand Sanitizers
  • Influenza Vaccination of Health-Care Personnel Recommendations
  • Preventing Tetanus, Diphtheria and Pertussis Among Adolescents
  • CDC’s Advisory Committee Recommends New Vaccine to Prevent Rotavirus
  • Prevention of Hepatitis A Through Active or Passive Immunization
  • FDA-Requested Recall – Cytosol Laboratories, Inc.
  • FDA Recall of Some Lots of Cefazolin
  • New OSHA Handbooks on Glutaraldehyde and Mold
  • FDA Licenses New Vaccine to Reduce Older Americans’ Risk of Shingles
  • New Antibiotic Active Against Resistant Hospital Pathogens
  • Boca Medical Products, Inc. Issues Nationwide Recall of Insulin Syringe Product

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Volume X, Number 3

NEWS FEATURE

  • Changing Epidemiology of Clostridium Difficile – Importance of a Clean Environment

REGULATORY/LEGISLATIVE

  • Private Rooms are the Standard for New Construction
  • New JCAHO Standard Addresses Influenza Vaccination for Staff

JOURNAL CLUB

  • Systems Failure versus Personal Accountability – The Case for Clean Hands

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • International Infection Prevention Week
  • Prevention and Control of Influenza
  • CDC’s Advisory Committee Recommends Changes in Varicella Vaccinations
  • Updated Recommendations for the Control and Elimination of Mumps
  • Prevention and Control of Tuberculosis in Correctional and Detention Facililities
  • Mold Prevention Strategies and Possible Health Effects in the Aftermath of Hurricanes and Major Floods
  • Voluntary Recall of Comfort Shield® Perineal Care Washcloths
  • Reprocessing of Reusable Ultrasound Transducer Assemblies Used for Biopsy Procedures
  • Laboratory Testing and Practices for Vancomycin-Intermediate/Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (VISA)
  • Quick Diagnosis of Flu Strains Possible with New Microchip Test
  • The Flu Gallery – Materials for the 2006-07 Flu Season

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