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Agency and Association Update August - October 2013
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AAMI (Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation)
AAMI publication focuses on industrial sterilization
Patient safety forum sheds light on lessons for healthcare from other industries
FDA initiative puts focus on patients in device review process
AAMI submits comments on cybersecurity draft guidance
News media recognizes AAMI work on alarm management
ADA (American Dental Association)
2013 Annual Session
EPA denies fluoride petition
Recall issued for public access defibrillators
Environmental scan shows dentistry entering a new normal
Accreditation for dental-specific CBCT available
Nov. 14-15 set for NIDCR conference
One confirmed hepatitis C infection in ongoing investigation of Tulsa dental office
ADA Foundation disaster aid available for Colorado, New Mexico flooding
University of Utah breaks ground on dental school, welcomes new dean
ADA begins drafting strategic plan for 2015-20
OB-GYNs: encourage pregnant patients to see a dentist
Guidelines offer tips for managing occupational exposure to HIV
New leaders named at dental schools
Study examines oral health, HPV infection
Safety limits set for Nizoral
CDC to interview dentists on state prescription drug monitoring programs
Research links bacteria in mouth to colorectal cancer
Mission of Mercy milestones
FDA approves marketing of sterilizer test
ERs seeing increase of people visiting with dental problems
DANB offering new certification program
ADEA (American Dental Education Association)
ADEA launches the dental hygiene centralized application service
Journal of Dental Education
ADHA (American Dental Hygienists' Association)
American Dental Hygienists' Association, Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company emphasize‘Brush, Floss, Rinse, Chew' as simple, effective oral health regimen as part of National Dental Hygiene Month 2013
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
2min2x Campaign improves children’s oral health
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW)
APIC launches "Infection Prevention and You” campaign
APIC's new consumer campaign featured in Wall Street Journal
Protect the young: Parents and families are partners in preventing the flu
APIC launches new "Infection Prevention and You" website
APIC tracks state reporting of deadly CRE infections
September issue of AJIC highlights the cost of healthcare-associated infections
Vaccination saves lives
How superbug spreads among regional hospitals: A domino effect
Injection safety: What you don't know can hurt you
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Untreatable: Report by CDC details today's drug-resistant health threats
More than 100,000 Americans quit smoking due to national media campaign
E-cigarette use more than doubles among U.S. middle and high school students from 2011-2012
CDC finds 200,000 heart disease and stroke deaths could be prevented
CDC provides estimate of Americans diagnosed with Lyme disease each year
CDC state data shows high costs due to excessive alcohol use
HPV vaccine: Safe, effective, and grossly underutilized
Healthy life expectancies at age 65 highest in Hawaii, lowest in Mississippi
DANB (Dental Assisting National Board)
Fall 2013 Certified Press
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
FDA issues final guidance on mobile medical apps
FDA finalizes new system to identify medical devices
FDA and NIH create first-of-kind Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science
New test system identifies 193 different yeasts and bacteria known to cause illness
FDA approves first rapid diagnostic test to detect both HIV-1 antigen and HIV-1/2 antibodies
FDA permits marketing of first U.S. test labeled for simultaneous detection of tuberculosis bacteria and resistance to the antibiotic rifampin
FDA permits marketing of quicker method for checking effectiveness of medical device steam sterilization
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
Health insurance marketplace opens, offers millions of Americans quality, affordable health care coverage
HHS boosts national capacity to produce pandemic flu vaccine
HHS pursues new innovative treatments for severe burns
HHS launches Meaningful Consent site
National Hispanic Heritage Month 2013
World Suicide Prevention Day 2013
National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month
National Preparedness Month
HHS settles with health plan in photocopier breach case
Recognizing National Health Center Week
The 48th anniversary of Medicare and Medicaid
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius statement on the 23rd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
World Hepatitis Day statement
Surgeon who discriminated against HIV positive patient loses federal funding
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
Establishing transdisciplinary Ppofessionalism for improving health outcomes - Workshop summary
Global development goals and linkages to health and sustainability - Workshop summary
Improving the health, safety, and well-being of young adults - Workshop summary
New directions in child abuse and neglect research
Engaging the public in critical disaster planning and decision making
Partnering with patients to drive shared decisions, better value, and care improvement - Workshop proceedings
Evaluating obesity prevention efforts: A plan for measuring progress
International regulatory harmonization amid globalization of drug development - Workshop summary
Public health linkages with sustainability - Workshop summary
Implementing a national cancer clinical trials system for the 21st Century - Second workshop summary
Health literacy: Improving health, health systems, and health policy around the world - Workshop summary
NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
E-Newsletter: September 27, 2013
NIH funds six grants to build next generation dental composite
Dental researchers discover how oral bacterium can trigger colorectal cancer
Stem cells found in gum tissue can fight inflammatory disease
NIH (National Institute of Health)
Study evaluates population-wide testing, early treatment for HIV prevention
NIH begins testing H7N9 avian influenza vaccine candidate
NIH grants expand search for role of microbes in health and disease in adults, infants
National Drug Facts Week 2014 begins January 27
NIH launches first national Down Syndrome registry
Investigational oral regimen for hepatitis C shows promise in NIH trial
Federal report shows drop in proportion of children in US population
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
NIOSH opens door to Eepanded data and statistics gateway
On-line course trains nurses on preventing workplace violence
Happy N95 Day! A guide to N95 resources
Robotic talking head advances respirator fit research
Robotic talking head speaks out in support of respirator fit research
Volume 11, Number 6 (October 2013)
Volume 11, Number 5 (September 2013)
Volume 11, Number 4 (August 2013)
Respirator awareness: Your health may depend on it
OSHA (US Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
OSHA QuickTakes September 30, 2013
OSHA QuickTakes September 16, 2013
OSHA QuickTakes September 3, 2013
OSHA QuickTakes August 15, 2013
OSHA QuickTakes August 1, 2013
OSHA QuickTakes July 15, 2013
US Labor Department's OSHA cites Long Island, NY, nursing care facility for 11 health and safety hazards; proposes $41,000 in fines
Medical training facility cited by US Department of Labor's OSHA for failure-to-abate and serious safety violation, $62,000 in proposed fines
OSHA and The Joint Commission renew alliance to protect safety and health of health care workers
Massachusetts mental health provider signs companywide settlement agreement to protect its workers better against workplace violence
District of Columbia dental company cited by US Labor Department's OSHA for exposing workers to bloodborne pathogen hazards
US Department of Labor's OSHA announces outreach campaign to protect health care workers from hazards causing musculoskeletal disorders
The Joint Commission
Improving health care quality, safety defies simple solutions
Fire Prevention Week - October 6 - 12, 2013
Addendum to Sentinel Event Alert Issue 20: Exposure to Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Hospitals still far from being highly reliable
Joint Commission to study health IT and patient safety
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
WHO calls for the phase out of mercury fever thermometers and blood pressure measuring devices by 2020
Disability and emergency risk management for health
Simple hand-washing with soap can cut hundreds of thousands of deaths a year, UN says
UN-backed treaty curbing use of hazardous mercury opens for signature

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