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Automated safety checklists prevent hospital-acquired infections, Stanford team finds

Automated safety checklists prevent hospital-acquired infections, Stanford team finds | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
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Stethoscopes Do As Much Dirty Work As Hands In Spreading Germs

Stethoscopes Do As Much Dirty Work As Hands In Spreading Germs | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
Doctors are supposed to wash their hands before touching a patient. But that stethoscope draped around the doctor's neck may be loaded with bacteria, too. Cleaning it would help, researchers say.
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Fold-Disc Fits Large Medical Gloves on Small Hands

Fold-Disc Fits Large Medical Gloves on Small Hands | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
Because people come in a variety of hand sizes, medical facilities usually stock large selections of disposable gloves to fit everyone's needs. This ca
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Getting the flu shot isn't about you

Getting the flu shot isn't about you | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
Flu season has begun, which means that it’s flu shot time.
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Improving Respirator Masks to Put Fresh Air in Reach

Improving Respirator Masks to Put Fresh Air in Reach | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
Respirator masks, used by responders after the 9/11 attacks, played a role in exposing thousands to contaminated air, but the government and the hazardous-equipment industry are trying for better.
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The Anatomy of a Workplace Injury Investigation

The Anatomy of a Workplace Injury Investigation | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
No matter how the situation plays out, if an accident is reported as happened at work or because of work-related activities, it needs to be investigated.
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12 Lab Safety Tips from a Mad Scientist

12 Lab Safety Tips from a Mad Scientist | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
Laboratory safety is 90% common sense and 10% knowing the rules.
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The Importance of Occupational Safety

The Importance of Occupational Safety | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
Job safety inspections reduce workplace injuries and subsequent workers compensation claims.
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Senators ask to downgrade of brucellosis pathogen

Senators ask to downgrade of brucellosis pathogen | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
Montana’s senators have stepped into the Yellowstone bison fray by requesting that two federal agencies downgrade the pathogen that causes brucellosis to ease research into a vaccine.
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Dutch officials approve publication of Fouchier's H5N1 study

Apr 27, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – The Dutch government has granted virologist Ron Fouchier, PhD, an export license that allows him to submit his much-debated H5N1 transmissibility paper to Science, according to a ScienceInsider report published today.

"Now we can move on," Fouchier told ScienceInsider.

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CIDRAP >> Cowpox infection in US lab worker called a first

Apr 27, 2012 (CIDRAP News) – A US laboratory worker contracted a painful, slow-healing cowpox virus infection on the job in 2010, marking the first such case reported in the United States, though the virus, a relative of smallpox, is known in Europe and Russia, according to a study published yesterday.

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Comfy mice lead to better science: Are cold mice affecting drug testing?

Comfy mice lead to better science: Are cold mice affecting drug testing? | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
Nine out of 10 drugs successfully tested in mice and other animal models ultimately fail to work in people, and one reason may be that laboratory mice are cold, according to an expert.
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CDC: Together We Can Provide Safer Patient Care | The Health Care Blog

CDC: Together We Can Provide Safer Patient Care | The Health Care Blog | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
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Teach Your EMR to Do Email? Impossible!!?! Unthinkable??? Maybe Not | The Health Care Blog

Teach Your EMR to Do Email? Impossible!!?! Unthinkable??? Maybe Not | The Health Care Blog | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
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HealthRx’s Health Sciences Spotlight - Improving Your Organization's Safety in the New Year

HealthRx’s Health Sciences Spotlight - Improving Your Organization's Safety in the New Year | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
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Gloves and Gowns Don’t Stop Spread of All Infections in Hospitals | TIME.com

Gloves and Gowns Don’t Stop Spread of All Infections in Hospitals | TIME.com | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
Bacterial infections can imperil the fragile patients at hospitals' intensive care units. And a new study reveals an unlikely spreader: the health care workers who treat them.
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Mexico takes the cake in overweight list

http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/11/health/us-mexico-obesity/index.html

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Improved Biosafety Risk Management Isn't as Hard as You Think

Improved Biosafety Risk Management Isn't as Hard as You Think | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
A well-planned biosafety system prevents, manages, minimizes, or eliminates hazards and risks to human health and security.
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Building the NBAF: Surrender, Washington!

Building the NBAF: Surrender, Washington! | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
The opening of a proposed biosafety laboratory in Kansas is being delayed within the Washington Beltway due to budget cuts, political power plays, and heartfelt concerns.
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Lab tech charged in New Hampshire hepatitis C outbreak

Lab tech charged in New Hampshire hepatitis C outbreak | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
A former New Hampshire hospital employee was charged Thursday with causing a hepatitis C outbreak involving patients who were treated at the hospital's cardiac catheterization lab...
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Federal government reviewing projects for high-risk dual use bioresearch - FierceHomelandSecurity

Federal government reviewing projects for high-risk dual use bioresearch - FierceHomelandSecurity | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it

The federal government is undertaking a comprehensive risk assessment of its funded biological research that involves experimentation with agents that have the potential to cause mass casualties, officials told a April 26 Senate panel.
Read more: Federal government reviewing projects for high-risk dual use bioresearch - FierceHomelandSecurity http://www.fiercehomelandsecurity.com/story/federal-government-reviewing-projects-high-risk-dual-use-bioresearch/2012-04-29#ixzz1tdOQxSx7
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allAfrica.com: Nigeria: U.S. Urges Country to Enact Biotech Law

allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience...
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U.S. to Offer Anthrax Vaccine to First Responders on Trial Basis | GSN | NTI

U.S. to Offer Anthrax Vaccine to First Responders on Trial Basis | GSN | NTI | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it

The Obama administration is preparing to make unused federal stocks of anthrax vaccine available to certain nonmilitary emergency personnel in a trial effort that could lead to wider distribution of the countermeasure to first responders (see GSN, Oct. 23, 2008).

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Foodborne Illness as a Safety Issue

Foodborne Illness as a Safety Issue | Biomedical Safety | Scoop.it
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates about 1 in 6 Americans (48 million people) gets sick from foodborne illness annually.
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