September

Antimicrobial fabrics are ineffective

Clothing worn by healthcare providers can become contaminated with bacteria, however having nurses wear scrubs with antimicrobial properties did not prevent this bacterial contamination from occurring, according to a study published online today in Infection Control & Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. As part of the Antimicrobial Scrub Contamination and Transmission (ASCOT) Trial,…

Improper removal of PPE by HCWs

More than one-third of healthcare workers were contaminated with multi-drug resistant organisms (MDRO) after caring for patients colonized or infected with the bacteria, according to a study published today in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. The study found that 39 percent of workers made errors in removing personal protective equipment…

Multiple use Surgical Gowns are Better

An investigative study by the American Reusable Textile Association (ARTA) and the International Association for Healthcare Textile Management (IAHTM) has found that multiple use surgical gowns are significantly better for the environment than single use gowns in areas like energy consumption, water use, greenhouse gas emissions and waste management. The study emphasized a holistic, science-based and transparent approach to surgical…

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