Volume XI, Number 1

NEWS FEATURE

        • Contact Times for Surface Disinfectants

QUESTION OF THE MONTH

        • OSHA Enforcement of the Annual Fit Testing Requirement

REGULATORY/LEGISLATIVE

        • Update to Legislative Communicable Disease Report Cards

COURSES FOR THE INFECTION CONTROL PROFESSIONAL

 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    • New Pandemic Flu Guidance Released by OSHA
    • Organizations Change Names
    • Management of Multidrug-Resistant Organisms in Healthcare Settings, 2006
    • Immunization Recommendations
    • Immunization Strategy to Eliminate Transmission of Hepatitis B Virus
    • North Carolina to Receive More Equitable Funding for Individuals Infected with HIV/AIDS
    • Interim Guidance on Planning for the Use of Surgical Masks and Respirators in Health Care Settings during an Influenza Pandemic
    • Pandemic Flu Checklists
    • MMWR Recommendations and Reports. Revised Recommendations for HIV Testing of Adults, Adolescents, and Pregnant Women in Health-Care Settings
    • Standard Allows Administration of Flu and Pneumococcal Vaccines without Physician Order
    • CMS Issues Letter Supporting Use of Alcohol-Based Surgical Skin Preps
    • OSHA Unveils New Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for Pandemic Flu
    • FDA Clears First Respirators for Use in Public Health Medical Emergencies
    • New North Carolina Unified Isolation Signage
    • Recognitions

 

Volume XI, Number 2

NEWS FEATURE

        • CMS Passes New Rules Limiting Reimbursement for HAI’s

QUESTION OF THE MONTH

        • Pregnant Women and Varicella Policy

REGULATORY/LEGISLATIVE

        • NC Communicable Disease Rule Revisions, Including HIV Testing

COURSES FOR THE INFECTION CONTROL PROFESSIONA

 

NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS

    • Infection Control Monitor Report: CMS revises interpretive guidelines for infection control regulations
    • SPICE CBIC course passes NC Board of Nursing (BON) Continued Competency Requirement
    • New CDC Fact Sheet on MRSA in Schools
    • Infection Control Monitor Report: Drugmaker to put stronger warning label on flu drug
    • Infection Control Monitor Report: Look for revised Joint Commission IC standards in 2009
    • Infection Control Monitor Report: Improve environmental cleaning
    • MMWR Report: Salmonella Oranienburg Infections Associated with Fruit Salad Served in Health-Care Facilities
    • MMWR Report: FDA Approval of an Alternate Dosing Schedule for a Combined Hepatitis A and B Vaccine (Twinrix)
    • CDC – New sharps pamphlet for worker training