Vestex Scrubs might be able to protect you from taking COVID-19 home

FDA currently reviewing the ability of VESTEX® to reduce COVID-19. While the FDA has not yet reviewed the ability of products protected by VESTEX® to reduce COVID-19, preliminary research has documented results equal to or better than the reduction of MRSA. This research is being assessed analytically and VESTEX® does intend to seek FDA clearance for specific claims […]

VESTEX Scrubs, T-shirts and Jackets to protect you from fluid, bacteria, and viruses.

Don’t risk taking body fluids, bacteria or viruses home anymore.   VESTEX is the company to go to.  They are approved by the FDA and work the way advertise.  They are worth every penny. Tried, Tested and Loved. The global VESTEX® brand franchise has been in development for over a decade. For thousands of consumers around the […]

Guidance for the Interim Final Rule – Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination

Memo # QSO-22-07-ALL Posting Date 2021-12-28 Fiscal Year 2022 Summary CMS is committed to ensuring America’s healthcare facilities respond effectively in an evidence-based way to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Public Health Emergency (PHE). •On November 05, 2021, CMS published an interim final rule with comment period (IFC). This rule establishes requirements regarding COVID-19 vaccine […]

Ranking Seven COVID-19 Antigen Tests by Ease of Use: Report

Some COVID-19 rapid antigen home test kits are much easier to use than others, according to an analysis by ECRI, an independent, nonprofit patient safety organization. ECRI evaluated seven rapid COVID-19 antigen tests available for purchase online and in retail stores since December. None of the tests were rated as “excellent” in terms of usability and some […]

Counterfeit Respirators / Misrepresentation of NIOSH-Approval

Counterfeit respirators are products that are falsely marketed and sold as being NIOSH-approved and may not be capable of providing appropriate respiratory protection to workers. When NIOSH becomes aware of counterfeit respirators or those misrepresenting NIOSH approval on the market, we will post them here to alert users, purchasers, and manufacturers. To read more go to:https://www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl/usernotices/counterfeitResp.html

Postcards From the Edge: Lessons Taught by COVID-19

One thing that will haunt me and many health care personnel in both acute care and LTCFs forever is that so many people died without a family member at their bedside. I reached out to people in different disciplines, settings, and states. I wanted to know what lessons we’ve learned from the carnage caused by […]

This Way to the OR, Infection Preventionists

Many infection preventionists trust that everyone working in the operating room knows what they are doing and many times shy away from going into the OR. That’s a mistake. In fall 2016, I was on my way to work at 8 AM on a Monday when my cell phone rang. It was the surgical department […]

Early Release – Postmortem Antigen-Detecting Rapid Diagnostic Tests to Predict Infectivity of SARS-CoV-2–Associated Deaths – Volume 28, Number 1—January 2022 – Emerging Infectious Diseases journal

Disclaimer: Early release articles are not considered as final versions. Any changes will be reflected in the online version in the month the article is officially released. Author affiliation: University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf, Hamburg, Germany Deaths associated with severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) have raised concerns that contact with the corpses of […]

Pertussis

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 […]

Typhoid Fever

Typhoid fever is a life-threatening illness caused by the bacterium Salmonella Typhi.  In the United States about 400 cases occur each year, and 75% of these are acquired while traveling internationally.  Typhoid fever is still common in the developing world, where it affects about 21.5 million persons each year. Typhoid fever can be prevented and […]