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In the News August - October 2013


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Antibiotic Resistance
Study enlists kids to combat antibiotics overuse
Antibiotic resistance threats in the US
UK 5 year antimicrobial resistance strategy 2013 to 2018
Infection preventionists play key role in antimicrobial stewardship efforts
Germ warfare? Strategies for reducing the spread of antibiotic resistance
Dental Office Safety
Recall issued for public access defibrillators
HazCom's first compliance date is December 1. Do your workers understand?
Bupivacaine HCL Injection 0.25% (2.5 MG/ML) and Bupivacaine HCL 0.75% (7.5 MG/ML), 30 ML Single-Dose Vials by Hospira, Inc.: Recall- Presence of particulate matter
View from the chairside: How can I decrease the risk of injury from dental needles in my clinic?
Webinar recording and transcript now available for "Hazard Communication: 1 year of implementation"
Emergency Preparedness
Disaster preparedness: How to be ready for the next big storm
CDC's Ali Khan: "By every measure our nation is dramatically better prepared for public health threats”
Effect of working characteristics and taught ergonomics on the prevalence of musculoskeletal disorders amongst dental students
Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in dentists and orthodontists: A review of the literature
Guidelines and Recommendations
MMWR: Prevention and control of seasonal influenza with vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2013–2014
Updated US Public Health Service guidelines for the management of occupational exposures to human immunodeficiency virus and recommendations for postexposure prophylaxis
Hand Care and Hygiene
Hand hygiene programs: How much is enough?
Debunking hand hygiene myths
Infection Control in Dentistry
Effect of disposable barriers, disinfection, and cleaning on controlling methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus environmental contamination
Q&A: All about surface disinfectants in the dental office
Q&A: OSAP on breaches in infection control in the dental office
Infectious Diseases
Investigation into Tulsa dentist at center of public health scare could take months more
NYC Health Department announces plan to combat hepatitis C
Hepatitis B virus transmissions associated with a portable dental clinic, West Virginia, 2009
Hepatitis C screening should be expanded in Canada, study says
CDC shares patient's story of contracting hepatitis C from a healthcare provider
Reported infections with variant influenza viruses in the United States since 2005
Health officials announce interim results of Harrington investigation
National burden of invasive Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, United States, 2011
Human papillomavirus (HPV) and oropharyngeal cancer - Fact sheet

MRSA strain in humans originally came from cattle

Instrument Processing
Management of an incident of failed sterilization of surgical instruments in a dental clinic in Hong Kong
Instrument cassettes: An effective infection control precaution
Frequently asked questions - sterilization — monitoring
Occupational Health
Carpal tunnel syndrome - an occupational hazard facing dentistry
Occupational HIV transmission and prevention among health care workers
Patient Safety
Captain 'Sully' Sullenberger and Johns Hopkins tackle patient safety
Vaccines and Immunology
Mandating flu shots cuts sick days
US data show higher flu vaccine uptake in kids, adults, health workers
How humankind got ahead of infectious disease
Scientists take big step towards universal flu vaccine
CDC what vaccines do you need? (interactive quiz) update
Quadrivalent influenza vaccine
CDC: Vaccine "philosophical differences" driving up U.S. measles rates
A 13-minute DVD increases HPV vaccination
HPV vaccine found to help with cancers of Throat
Water Quality
Louisiana public water system has brain-eating amoeba
CDC website protects drinking water safety

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