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Today’s News & Commentary — January 17, 2017

Donald Trump’s nominee for Labor Secretary, Andrew Puzer, may be having second thoughts about taking the job following intense criticism of his nomination.  CNN reports that Puzder “has voiced second thoughts in recent days, because of a relentless barrage of criticism from Democrats, labor unions and other liberal groups, a business ally and GOP sources tell CNN.”  Puzder is apparently discouraged by the required paperwork and attacks on him by Democrats, organized labor and worker advocates.   403 more words

On Labor

The End of Scrubs May Be Near; or we thought!

Aegle Gear is a health care apparel company which is about to change the mentality of healthcare institutions and people working in the healthcare field. 209 more words

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Smartphone text message service to foster hand hygiene compliance in health care workers

Kerbaj, J. et al. American Journal of Infection Control. Published online 9 December 2016

Background: Health care-associated infections are a major worldwide public health issue. 63 more words

Hand Hygiene

"To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine."

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

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Toronto

"One person can make a difference & everyone should try"

Article written by Angela Hydes, Marketing and Content Contributor. Follow us at @TALGroup.

If you would like to discuss next steps in your career path, don’t hesitate to reach out. 27 more words

Utilizing the Surgical “Time-out” and Hand-off Protocols to Deter High-Risk Needlesticks

Katsevman, G.V. et al. Journal of Hospital InfectionPublished online: November 3 2016

About 35.7 million healthcare workers face sustaining a needlestick injury worldwide and an estimated 384,000 percutaneous injuries occur annually in United States hospitals alone.1,2 Although needlestick injuries continue to pose a major occupational hazard for healthcare workers, underreporting and a “culture of silence” persist.3 Few papers suggest solutions.

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