Novel color additive for chlorine disinfectants corrects deficiencies in spray surface coverage and...
by Kevin Tyan, Katherine Jin, Jason Kang, Aaron M. Kyle on 04/18/2018 at 12:00 am
Bleach sprays suffer from poor surface coverage, dry out before reaching proper contact time, and can be inadvertently over-diluted to ineffective concentrations. Highlight®, a novel color additive […]
Needleless connector decontamination: To use, or not to use, chlorhexidine?
by Julie Flynn, Karen Slater, Marie Cooke, Claire M. Rickard on 04/18/2018 at 12:00 am
Since the introduction in the early 1990s of a needleless connector (NC) on vascular access devices to minimize the risk of needle stick injuries to healthcare workers, their use is now well […]
Latex glove use among healthcare workers in Australia
by Renee N. Carey, Lin Fritschi, Timothy R. Driscoll, Michael J. Abramson, Deborah C. Glass, Ellie Darcey, Si Si, Geza Benke, Alison Reid, Sonia El-Zaemey on 04/17/2018 at 12:00 am
Natural rubber latex is a well-recognized allergen and is commonly associated with contact dermatitis, asthma, and other allergic conditions.1 The prevalence of latex allergy in the general […]
Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation of influenza-contaminated N95 filtering facepiece respirators
by Devin Mills, Delbert A. Harnish, Caryn Lawrence, Megan Sandoval-Powers, Brian K. Heimbuch on 04/17/2018 at 12:00 am
Respiratory protection devices are crucial for limiting the spread of airborne infectious disease, protecting health care workers (HCWs), their patients, and other users during outbreaks. The use of […]
A collaborative program to increase adult pneumococcal vaccination rates among a high-risk patient...
by Nicholas Lehman, Carrie F. Koenigsfeld, Geoffrey C. Wall, Catherine Renner, Danielle Hahn, Brian Sheesley, Lisa A. Veach, Adam Bjornson on 04/13/2018 at 12:00 am
Pneumococcal disease has been shown to cause pneumonia, bacteremia, and meningitis in susceptible adults. Approximately 900,000 adults acquire pneumococcal pneumonia each year, and 5%-7% of these […]