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Infection Control

Labor dispute causing health hazard

May 11, 2012
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA — Royal North Shore Hospital in Sydney, Australia, is facing a shortage of clean rooms due to a lack of custodial staffing.
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Outbreak traced to reusable bag

May 11, 2012
OTTAWA — A stomach bug outbreak among a girls'' soccer team offers a good lesson in why it''s never a good idea to store anything in a washroom that might later come into contact with food.
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APIC announces outstanding service award recipient

May 10, 2012
WASHINGTON — Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, FSHEA, CIC, of Louisville, Kentucky, has been named the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Carole DeMille Achievement Award by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC).
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Remain Vigilant

May 7, 2012
The official cold and flu season might be coming to an end, but that doesn''t mean you should let infection control and prevention practices lapse.
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Rare bacteria thought to be lab researcher’s cause of death

May 4, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, CA — Lab workers at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs (VA) medical center will be urged to get vaccinations for the diseases they study.
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Kimberly-Clark Professional launches The Healthy Schools Project

May 4, 2012
ROSWELL, GA — Comprehensive hand hygiene program gives students and teachers the tools needed to achieve a healthy, productive classroom.
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Outbreaks highlight importance of cleaners

May 3, 2012
VANCOUVER, BC — Government and health authorities should not be surprised by out-of-control infection rates and the breakdown of infection prevention and control programs at several British Columbia hospitals.
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Outbreak declared at hospital

May 2, 2012
BARRIE, ON — A facility wide outbreak of Clostridium difficile (C. diff) has been delcared at the Royal Victoria Regional Health Centre.
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California "Germinators" honored as hometown heroes

May 1, 2012
WASHINGTON — Six students from Susanville, California, decided to act up in school — as part of a local campaign to teach handwashing to their fellow classmates and the community at-large.
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Hand sanitizers safe when used properly

April 30, 2012
WASHINGTON — Despite isolated misuse, focus should remain on the product benefits.
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