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Many Anesthesiologists Fail to Wash Hands, Study Shows

Posted 7 Jul 2014 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, July 7, 2014 – Anesthesiologists may need to improve their hand hygiene habits during surgery, because they might be putting patients at risk for infections, a new study suggests. Researchers observed anesthesiologists during operations and found that they had an average of 149 "hand hygiene opportunities" per hour of patient anesthesia time. There are five hand hygiene opportunities ...

Health Care Workers Wash Hands More When Patients Watching

Posted 8 Apr 2014 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, April 8, 2014 – Next time you're in the hospital, keep an eye out for hygiene practices: Health care workers are more likely to wash their hands if patients are asked to monitor them, according to a new study. It details an 11-month pilot project at the Family Practice Health Center at Women's College Hospital in Toronto. Patients were asked to observe and record the hand hygiene habits ...

FDA Seeks to Improve Safety of Antiseptic Swabs

Posted 14 Nov 2013 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, Nov. 14 – Manufacturers of antiseptic swabs and solutions are being asked to make voluntary labeling and packaging changes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday. The goal is to improve the products' safety when applied to the skin before surgery or injections. Reports of infections linked to the over-the-counter antiseptics are infrequent but continuing, the agency said ...

Antiseptic Products Can Be Contaminated: Study

Posted 5 Dec 2012 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Dec. 5 – Antiseptics are meant to keep bacteria and other pathogens from entering the body through breaks in the skin, but sometimes these products can be contaminated with the very organisms they're supposed to guard against, new research shows. In the Dec. 6 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, scientists from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration detail recent outbreaks ...

Patients Balk at Asking Health Care Workers to Wash Hands

Posted 21 Nov 2012 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21 – Many hospital patients are reluctant to remind doctors or nurses to wash their hands, even if they know that their health may be at risk, a new study finds. Researchers surveyed 200 patients who were at risk for, or who had a history of, infections with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) or Clostridium difficile, as well as patients who were at risk for ...

Blood Infections in ICU Cut With Simple Measures: Study

Posted 19 Oct 2012 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, Oct. 19 – The use of antibacterial soap and ointment on all intensive care patients led to a significant reduction in bloodstream infections, a new study shows. The findings suggest that a major change in health care practice could help save lives, according to the researchers. The study of nearly 75,000 patients in 43 hospitals in 16 states looked at different ways to control ...

FDA Medwatch Alert: H & P Industries Povidone Iodine Swabsticks, Prep Solutions, Scrub Solutions, and Prep Gel: Recall - Inadequate Microbial Testing

Posted 26 Sep 2012 by Drugs.com

Multiple brands affected - listed below [UPDATED 09/18/2012] Custom Medical Specialties, Inc., Custom HSG Tray, Hysteroscopic Sterilization Pack, Custom Vein Tray, Custom Amnio Tray, Fox Chase Specials Pack, Abington Radiology Drainage Pack, Custom CT Biopsy Tray, HSG Tray, Custom Myelogram Tray, and Hysteroscopy Sterile Procedure Kit. Class 1 Recall. The custom surgical kits contain Povidone ...

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