Madison, WI – Health care workers may not be adhering to recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention when removing personal protective equipment after treating patients in isolation rooms, according to a study from the University of Wisconsin.
Washington – A new OSHA directive based on public health guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention updates procedures for carrying out inspections and issuing citations for workplace exposure to tuberculosis.
Washington – Safe patient-handling interventions are needed in health care facilities to help protect workers from career-ending injuries, the American Nurses Association and Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) stated during a May 12 briefing on Capitol Hill.
Manchester, England – Less-irritating hygiene products and better methods to prevent and treat dermatitis are needed to help protect health care workers’ hands, concludes a recent study from the University of Manchester.
Health care workers now have access to more complete information on disinfectants approved for use against the Ebola virus, according to a report from the Environmental Protection Agency Office of Inspector General.