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Agency and Association Update Winter 2013 - 2014
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(AAMI) Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation
FDA names first two accredited issuing agencies for UDI
TJC unveils changes to diagnostic imaging standards
Security breach affects 90,000 patients
FDA and AAMI announce S3 Challenge 2014
FDA aims to speed medical device development
FDA report examines personalized medicine
Clinical alarms top ECRI's annual health technology hazards list
CDRH Unveils Priority Lists for Guidance Documents
The AAMI Defibrillator Committee Survey on usage and incident reports of AEDs
Popular steam sterilization standard gets update
FDA marks second anniversary of initiative to prevent surgical fires
ADA (American Dental Association)
Surgeon General updates tobacco, oral health links
FDA issues acetaminophen safety recommendation
HIPAA case settled
2013 electronic health information report released
Fluoridation anniversary approaches
Ad Council campaign launches 'Toothsavers' gaming app
Dental practice curtailed in chemical spill area
ADA House resolution urges dental lab registration
International Medical Relief seeks volunteers for trips to the Philippines
Task force says it can't recommend for or against oral cancer screenings by physicians
FDA launches mobile friendly website
OSHA extends complaint process
FDA safety communication advises of potential malfunction in Philips defibrillators
A revitalized JADA enters its second century in 2014
JADA's Dr. Glick receives Crawford Award from OSAP
U.S-signed treaty ‘upholds use of amalgam'
ADA poised to help dentists adjust to changing landscape
Swedish study finds no association between fluoridated water and hip fracture
FDI Annual World Dental Congress to convene in India
Safety Awareness Campaign reminds members to check equipment, supplies
ADEA (American Dental Education Association)
ADEAGies Foundation announces winners of the 2014 William J. Gies Awards for Vision, Innovation and Achievement
2014 ADEA Annual session & exhibition
ADEA dental student virtual fair
ADEA partners with the Dugoni School of Dentistry for underrepresented minority student recruitment and community-based dental education
Online dental education resource introduces new module: Oral health care for older adults
Annual session
ADHA endorses smiles for life, a national interprofessional oral health curriculum
AGD (Academy of General Dentistry)
AGD celebrates dedication of new headquarters
2014 Annual meeting & exhibits
APIC (Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology)
Latest on avian influenza A (H5N1) virus
MRSA infection rates drop in Veterans Affairs long-term care facilities
Clean your home to prevent winter illness
Holiday hand hygiene
Drug regimen may eliminate colonization with superbug CRE
Get smart about antibiotics . . . and antibiotic resistance!
Influenza and pneumococcal immunization
MRSA declines are sustained in Veterans hospitals nationwide
Evaluation of hospital infection prevention policies can identify opportunities for improvement: study
Celebrate IIPW this week
CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Surgeon General report says 5.6 million US children will die prematurely unless current smoking rates drop
50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health
First reports of Chikungunya in Western Hemisphere
CDC looks back at 2013 health challenges, ahead to 2014 health worries
Public gets early snapshot of MRSA and C. difficile infections in individual hospitals
New report highlights benefits of flu vaccine
Measles still threatens health security
CDC report documents health disparities
New guidance limits antibiotics for common infections in children
CDC accredited for emergency management
Emerging tobacco products gaining popularity among youth
Malaria cases in U.S. reach 40-year high
DANB (Dental Assisting National Board)
Winter 2013 Certified Press
FDA (US Food and Drug Administration)
Check adult portable bed rails often for safer use
FDA taking closer look at 'antibacterial' soap
Phasing out certain antibiotic use in farm animals
FDA proposes new food defense rule
FDA approves Sovaldi for chronic hepatitis C
FDA reaches $1.25 million settlement with Advanced Sterilization Products and company executives
FDA issues safety communication on HeartStart automated external defibrillators from Philips Healthcare
FDA study helps provide an understanding of rising rates of whooping cough and response to vaccination
HHS (US Department of Health and Human Services)
HHS makes progress on Health IT Safety Plan with release of the SAFER Guides
World AIDS Day 2013
FDA approval of avian flu vaccine moves preparedness forward
IOM (Institute of Medicine)
Including health in global frameworks for development, wealth, and climate change - Workshop summary
The global crisis of drug-resistant tuberculosis and leadership of China and the BRICS: Challenges and opportunities - Summary of a joint workshop
Leveraging culture to address health inequalities: Examples from native communities - Workshop summary
Preparedness, response, and recovery considerations for children and families - Workshop summary
Elder abuse and its prevention - Workshop summary
NIDCR (National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research)
E-Newsletter: November 25, 2013
NIH (National Institute of Health)
Hypothermia and older adults
NIH Statement on World AIDS Day 2013 — December 1, 2013
NIH announces plan to increase funding toward a cure for HIV/AIDS
NIH scientists develop candidate vaccine against respiratory syncytial virus
NIOSH (National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health)
Workers' compensation insurance: A primer for public health
NIOSH eNews - December, 2013
TWH™ in Action! November 2013
NIOSH eNews November 2013
OSHA (US Dept. of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration)
Worker safety in hospitals
Workplace safety and the flu
Whistleblowers can now file complaints online with OSHA
OSHA announces proposed new rule to improve tracking of workplace injuries and illnesses
The Joint Commission
Facts about the Universal Protocol
2014 National Patient Safety Goals
Facts about hospital accreditation
Antimicrobial stewardship
WHO/UN (World Health Organization/United Nations)
Surge in animal-human diseases calls for more holistic approach to health, UN reports
Cancer rates on the rise, driven by sharp rise in breast cancer among women – UN reports
Global partners commit $12 billion to UN-backed fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria
The right to health

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