Industry-Funded Research For Antibacterial Products: Boon Or Bane?
Dispelling the Stigma of Trash Generated by Healthcare Providers
Antimicrobial Copper Gaining Popularity in Battle Against HAIs
The Nose Knows; Dog to Sniff Out C. Difficile at Canadian Hospital
Industry-Funded Research For Antibacterial Products: Boon Or Bane?
By P.J. Heller

As hospitals struggle to reduce drug-resistant bacterial infections among patients, one of the tools they have turned to is germ-killing chemical chlorhexidine.

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Dispelling the Stigma of Trash Generated by Healthcare Providers
By Katherine West, RN, BSN, MSEd
Waste generated by healthcare providers is known by many names: medical waste, infectious waste, biohazardous waste and others. Management and disposal regulations have been issued by states throughout the country, many of which contain very detailed and cumbersome requirements for healthcare providers.

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Antimicrobial Copper Gaining Popularity in Battle Against HAIs
By P.J. Heller
When it comes to preventing hospital-acquired infections, antimicrobial copper may be the new gold standard.

"Stunning," declares Todd Linden, president and chief executive officer at Grinnell Regional Medical Center in describing the benefits of using copper alloy materials in the Iowa hospital. "I’m a believer. Absolutely.

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The Nose Knows; Dog to Sniff Out C. Difficile at Canadian Hospital
By P.J. Heller
Vancouver General Hospital’s newest staff addition has his work cut out for him: nosing around to track down potentially deadly bacterium in the medical facility.

But Angus, a 2-year-old English springer spaniel, is up to the task, according to his trainer, Teresa Zurberg. The cute floppy-eared dog is expected to start work sniffing out Clostridium difficile (also called C. difficile or C. diff) at Vancouver General, Canada’s second largest hospital, before the end of September.

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image Antimicrobial Copper Gaining Popularity in Battle Against HAIs
image The Nose Knows; Dog to Sniff Out C. Difficile at Canadian Hospital
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