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In The News February - March 2011

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Antibiotic Resistance
SHEA, CDC's recommendations for measuring infection from multidrug-resistant organisms hard to implement
Tracking MDROs, Acinetobacter in US Military personnel
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Dental Office Safety
Safety-engineered needles for dentistry: Some clinical impressions
OSHA guidance: 19 best practices for employee slips, trips and falls
Five tips for opening mail safely
3 FAQs concerning OSHA's rules for sharps containers
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Dental Unit Waterlines
Evaluation of microbial contamination and distribution of sulphate-reducing bacteria in dental units
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Emergency Preparedness
HHS response to 2011 earthquake/tsunami disaster
National Public Health Radio Network (NPHRN)
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Ergonomics
Avoid low back pain
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Guidelines and Reccomendations
MMWR: Recommended immunization schedules for persons Aged 0 through 18 Years --- United States, 2011
MMWR: Recommended adult immunization schedule --- United States, 2011
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Hand Care and Hygiene
Director's message: Oblivious to your hands? Don't be. They are going in people's mouths
Hospital case study shows proper hand hygiene before gloving still a challenge
UPMC threatens to fine employees 
Social and cultural factors impact hygiene in healthcare facilities
Children not being educated about handwashing, survey finds
Hospital is beating infections with "Wash 'Em" music video
No best way to dry hands
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Infection Control in Dentistry
Circling in on Infection Prevention
Overview: Infection prevention and control for computers in patient care areas
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Infectious Diseases
Waging war on infectious diseases
Scientists say 1957 pandemic flu virus could return
Researchers identify mutation allowing flu virus to spread more easily
MRSA threat at the gym may be exaggerated, study asserts
9 Ohio veterans test positive for hepatitis
Measles cases on rise in Boston
What drives seasonal flu patterns?
Updated fact sheet: Occupational HIV transmission and prevention among health care workers
US hepatitis C cases down sharply since 1980s
Study: Dengue costs Americas $2.1 billion per year
Effect of routine sterile gloving on contamination rates in blood culture: a cluster randomized trial
UK findings hint at spread of resistant H1N1 strain
Study supports infection potential of airborne flu viruses
Infectious disease experts call for more focus on hepatitis C
Pertussis (whooping cough) – What you need to know
Climate change spreads infectious diseases worldwide
 
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Instrument Processing
Simple sterilization strategies
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Latex Allergy
Prevalence of latex allergy among healthcare workers
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Meetings
AAMI, FDA host conference on medical device standards and regulation
Big apple dental meeting
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Occupational Health
Early onset of platinum hypersensitivity in a dentist: a case report
Occupational exposure of dentists to extremely-low-frequency magnetic field
Determinants of incident and persistent finger joint pain during a 5-year follow up
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Patient Safety
Joint Commission releases animated patient safety video for general public
Improving patient safety with the military electronic health record
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PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
Study: Clinicians use protective equipment inconsistently
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Vaccines and Immunology
Study: Some trials overestimated flu vaccine efficacy
Varicella shedding detected up to month after zoster vaccination
Health care personnel are focus of ACIP's revised pertussis recommendations
AOHP releases influenza vaccination position statement
Researchers explore effects of vaccination and population structure on flu epidemic spread
FDA picks current strains for 2011-12 flu season
Few physicians stock all recommended adult vaccines
AAD: A new smallpox vaccine for atopic dermatitis patients, others
Influenza, hepatitis B, and tetanus vaccination coverage among health care personnel in the US
More community engagement needed to improve vaccination rates
Many Spanish-speaking Hispanics go un-immunized
Aging: Shingles vaccine shows promise for older ddults

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