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Name: Thomas Szymczak
Date registered: August 15, 2011

Latest posts

  1. CDC Reports Clostridium difficile Spreads 1000x faster in Hospitals — July 21, 2016
  2. New SGNA Standards Call for Expanded Infection Prevention Efforts in GI Endoscopy — January 19, 2016
  3. Outbreaks of GI “Superbugs” Underscore the Need for Enhanced Infection Control Processes in Endoscopy — March 2, 2015
  4. Rethinking C. difficile Prevention — October 28, 2013
  5. Containing Bacteria and Pathogens at Their Origin — August 22, 2011

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Jul
21

CDC Reports Clostridium difficile Spreads 1000x faster in Hospitals

Current CDC reports indicate that the risks of acquiring C. difficile in a hospital setting are 1000x greater than in the community, with symptomatic patients with CDI transmitting C. difficile to the nearby environment at a rate 15 times that of asymptomatic carriers (Emerging Infect Dis, April 2016).  Despite significant focus on the prevention and spread of this dangerous …

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Jan
19

New SGNA Standards Call for Expanded Infection Prevention Efforts in GI Endoscopy

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Infection prevention in the GI endoscopy setting took an important step forward with the recently released “Standard of Infection Prevention in the Gastroenterology Setting” (SGNA, 2015).  In issuing its new guidelines, the SGNA (Society for Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc.) acknowledges that the implementation of comprehensive infection prevention processes across the continuum of care is …

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Mar
02

Outbreaks of GI “Superbugs” Underscore the Need for Enhanced Infection Control Processes in Endoscopy

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Do you consider endoscopic GI procedures as “Low Risk” for contact with infectious bacteria or bloodborne pathogens?  If so, it may be time to revisit this misleading and potentially dangerous perception. Earlier this month, the FDA warned healthcare facilities about multiple reported failures in the effectiveness of reprocessing procedures used on certain endoscopes that had …

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Oct
28

Rethinking C. difficile Prevention

Rethinking C. difficile Prevention Expanding Our Awareness and Necessary Prevention Efforts Clostridium difficile infection, commonly referred to as CDAD, CDI, or simply C. diff, is one of the greatest infection control challenges facing our healthcare system today.  Within the past decade, we have witnessed patient mortality from this deadly GI bacteria skyrocket more than 400% …

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Aug
22

Containing Bacteria and Pathogens at Their Origin

Containing Bacteria and Pathogens at Their Origin: The First and Most Effective Opportunity for Infection Prevention We have all seen the numbers regarding the significant impact of preventable Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI’s).  Whether considering the estimated tens of billions of dollars in costs, or the more than 100,000 unnecessary deaths resulting from avoidable HAI’s, facilities and …

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Aug
22

ENDODRAPE Endoscopy Containment Systems

ENDODRAPE Upper Endoscopy Containment System

The  ENDODRAPE Endoscopy Containment Systems quickly and efficiently establishes the recommended precautions for effectively Containing and Confining the bacteria, bloodborne, and other pathogens predictably generated during endoscopic procedures, including colonoscopy, EUS, EGD, ERCP, and many others.  

Aug
22

EPS-30 Endoscopy Positioners

The EPS-30 maintains patient safety, comfort and airway alignment during Endoscopic procedures.  Visit VortekSurgical.com to learn more. The EPS-30 LP is ideal for use on petit or pediatric patients and for use in procedures where the patient is in the prone position, including ERCP.

Aug
15

Vortek Surgical – A New Standard In Colonoscopy Care

Vortek Surgical is committed to Cleaner, Safer, and More Efficient Colonscopy Care.  Here you will find the latest information on our products, and how to prevent Health-Care Associated Infection.

Aug
15

Welcome To The New Vortek Surgical News Channel

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Welcome to Vortek Surgical, your source for cutting edge products and information for infection prevention and improving patient and staff safety during the delivery of healthcare services. Vortek Surgical is pleased to offer the patented ENDODRAPE Endoscopy Containment Systems.  The ENDODRAPE quickly and efficiently establishes the recommended precautions for effectively Containing and Confining the bacteria, …

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