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Explainer: Can hand sanitizers really affect your blood-alcohol level? – By Nina Shen Rastogi – Slate Magazine.
FDA issues false claims warning to manufacturers of hand sanitizers – – Formulary.
CDC – Blogs – Safe Healthcare – New guidelines to prevent catheter-related infections.
CDC – Blogs – Safe Healthcare – No, it is not ok to reuse that syringe!.
CDC – Blood Glucose Monitoring – Injection Safety.
CIDRAP >> Electronic faucets in hospitals may raise infection risks.
CDC – Summary Data Report – HAI.
A contaminated IV fluid is being investigated as the cause of deaths of nine patients in a Montgomery, Alabama, hospital. The infections were found in 19 patients receiving Temporary Perentral Nutrition (TPN), which is a liquid nutrition that feeds the patient. Nine of the 19 patients involved have died, health officials have not determined if […]
Radioactive contamination occurs when radioactive material is deposited on or in an object or a person. Radioactive materials released into the environment can cause air, water, surfaces, soil, plants, buildings, people, or animals to become contaminated. A contaminated person has radioactive materials on or inside their body. Internal contamination occurs when people swallow or breathe […]
A new organization has been set up by patient safety professionals. The organization called American Society Of Professionals in Patient Safety goal is to build a community of individuals who’s mission is to accelerate the delivery of safe patient care. The organization currently has 175 members. The group plans to develop their own certification program, […]
Pertussis, or whooping cough, is an acute infectious disease caused by the bacterium Bordetella pertussis. Pertussis is primarily a toxin-mediated disease. The bacteria attach to the cilia of the respiratory epithelial cells, produce toxins that paralyze the cilia, and cause infelammation of the respiratory tract, which interferes with the clearing of pulmonary secretions. Pertussis antigens […]