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Infection Control

JanPak hosts symposium on healthcare

DAVIDSON, NC — JanPak Inc. hosted a symposium that brought together the company''s top healthcare specialists for an intensive three-day session.
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xpedx improves service to healthcare clients

CINCINNATI — xpedx will help hospitals fight cross infection by developing a team of highly educated and certified professionals to serve the healthcare industry.
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Crothall Healthcare releases white paper

WAYNE, PA — Leading environmental services provider Crothall Healthcare has announced the release of its Infection Prevention White Paper.
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State declares epidemic

SEATTLE — Health officials have declared an epidemic in Washington state following the worst outbreak of whooping cough in decades.
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Labor dispute causing health hazard

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

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

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

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

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

ROSWELL, GA — Comprehensive hand hygiene program gives students and teachers the tools needed to achieve a healthy, productive classroom.
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