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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 7, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta Thursday, October 7, 1971 THE LETHBRIDGE HERALD 15 source of infections U has become on many people die as a result fntt that hospitals, set up might be deaths save lives, may have year in the United Stales come a contributor to nesses for patients w li awful thing is that there come there to be no such says Bertha Says one Litsky of Amherst, Mass., "No oilier industry consulting environmental bac- with so little quality who has written a trol." The following is on the problem. report on the growing James G. Shaffer, a ml- lem of hospital and associate dean Chicago Medical School, By C. G. the cross-infections "a AP Science problem in all hospi- NEW YORK (AP) The operation was a success but the patient died. And what he died of might have been something he picked up in hospital. Even if he survived, his hospital stay may have been lengthened by the infection lie acquired in hospital. The problem of hospital cross-infection is major, if not critical, in the view of estimates of the incidence of hospital infections range from two to five per cent of all admissions. Estimates of the number of deaths reulting from cross-infections are even rarer than those for the infection rale. One source puts it at 1.5 per cent of hospital patients. Airs. LUskv said there could authorities. Dorothy Golden, supervisor of the central sterile supply as many as dealhs a year. The infection rate may be as high as 17 per cent, she said. partment for Ohio Stale University Hospitals, Columbus, patients are nalu-rally more susceptible to dis- it "the greatest problem of because they are sick and day in resistance is low. No one really knows tract infections are many such infections occur largest group of hospital Mrs. Litsky esti- that 90 to 95 per cent of Change in-dwelling urinary catheters inserted to drain the in rules result in infection and asserts that these catheters are press and others report having seen muses or other hospital VANCOUVER (CP) The Vancouver police drop a catheter on the floor, then pick it up and insert :j has outlined changes in SURGERY on the issuance of press passes and the format of the passes. Future passes will probably earn- a picture of the holder; they' will he issued major hospital i n f e c-tions follow surgery, respiratory such as pneumonia infections of bum pa- from police to individuals, and they will carry no direct instructions for officers to allow the bearer through police lines. Currently, passes do not carry pictures; are issued to news media executives who distribute them to their staffs, and Surgeons, said Mrs. Litsky, should not wear the same shoes in the operating room that they wear on the golf course and in making their rounds at hospital. She recalled having seen surgeons with "mud and blood" on carry a direct instruction to "allow bearer to pass shoes. She recommends that all operating room men police lines. The changes outlined in Interviews by Chief John Fisk and Deputy Chief Tom Stokes. A letter signed by the deputy chief, announcing suspension ot issuance of the passes, had said the action resulted women wear trousers so bacteria cannot escape from beneath the garment. Dr. Carl W. Walter, a Boston surgeon, writing in the magazine Hospital Topics, decries beards and sideburns on sur- evidence presented at a recent inquiry into a disturbance in the waterfront Gastown area. Evidence referred to was not specified. A number of reporters and photographers They may spread bacteria to the surgical wound or, even worse, hair clippings from trimming ihem may set up a foreign-body reaction, he said, and added: truly dangerous at the is the one who hides his with a beard, for pus-rid- beards or sideburns are Delay to clean." BEIBUT, Lebanon CHURCHES An hour's delay in for technical reasons saved (CP) Religion will Jordanian airliner from less liturgical in the blown up in flight, a Beirut century and the church will port spokesman said an arena for discussion He said a time bomb in a than preaching, social case exploded under the Eugene Fandrich told wing while being loaded on congregation of the Don Royal Jordanian Airlines Unitarian Church of To- elle due to fly on the "It is my own feeling route from Beirut to religion will survive into An old man, of Jordanian 21st century as long as tionality, was held for nature docs not ing the spokesman he said. Police-state practices OTTAWA (CP) A group of Statistics C a n a d a employees have protested what they call the introduction of police-state practices in the federal agency, formerly called Dominion Bu- reau of Statistics. G. R. Labnssiere, head ot the administration b r a n c h, con- firmed in an interview that the ELECT For COUNGl VOTE TOMMY agency is considering finger- printing and photographing its employees for security j purposes. I "We haven't decided as yet, j tot if we do go ahead with the idea we will try to satisfy the employees with the reasons for tlie said. In a letter to Chief Statistician W. L. Duffctt, a group identify- ing themselves as a "committee cf gravely concerned employ- ees" said the fingerprints and pholos would be used by EC1IP as the basis of dossiers on the employees. Insermd by T. t. FERGUSON Contractors lack interest in housing plan EDMONTON (CP) Con- (.ractors have not been anxious to build experimental low-cost housing this year, says B. R. Orysink, director of the Albcr- ta Housing Corp. The federal government has set, aside million this year lo continue a program of mnk- itig housing available for sale In perrons with low incomes. Mr. Orysiuk snid hi1 believes Hie lack cf interest has resulted because there is money avail- able for general home construc- tion and contractors prefer this to experimental low cost hous- ing, upnn which Micro arc a number ot restrictions. SIMPSONS-SEARS HALF PRICE OFF REGULAR 1970 CATALOGUE PRICE Race Set Race Set Wheel to wheel, SIZZLERS Cars scramble around a tricky figure 8 layout. Recharge 'em in 90 seconds at the permanent plug-in Let 'em scorch thru the Speed Brake and Esses where you control the action. On they blaze, clicking in and out of the Dual- Lane Lap Counter, soaring around curves, roaring down the straightaway. SIZZLERS, the world's fastest electric cars. Reg. 12-49 The fastest electric cars in the world challenge o figure 8 course in side-by-side competition! Control 'em thru the Dual Speed Brake and tricky Dual Esses. Race 100 laps, recharge 'em at the JUICE MACHINE then send 'em blazing off again. Dual-Lane Lap Counter records every lap. The Set consists of 2 sizzlers cars, 1 juice machine, 1 dual speed brake, 1 dual Esses, 2 dual-lane trestles, 2 big dual-lane curves, 1 dual-lane lap counter, 28' track, and 8 joiners. Weight 18 IDS. Reg. National Champ Race Set The biqqest-of all course created for dual-lane competition! Race' round The biggest-u. _.. huge curves, thru thrilling SPEED BRAKE and Esses on and over the fast super speedway! Clock the super-fast SIZZLERS in the Dual-Lane Speedometer! Lap Counter keeps track of every race-by! Add excite- ment by outguessing your opponent when you recharge at the perma- nent plug-in POWER KIT. JUST SAY 'CHARGE IT' ON YOUR ALL PURPOSE CHARGE ACCOUNT AT SIMPSONS-SEARS Newport Facer Racer Laguua Oval Set Oval sot excitement with control-it-your- self Speed Brake and Esses. Recharge at Reg. the battery-powered JUICE MACHINE. Set up speed trials when SIZZLERS Cars f_ (J U streak in and out of the automatic 6 Race 'round ihc Big Oval! Recharge at the JUICE MACHINE then streak back on the ccurso again! Std. Pack: doz. Weight 24 Ibs. The set up includes: 1 sizzlcrs car, 16' track, 1 juico mo- chinr, 2 full curves, 8 joiners, 2 throstles plus loy- out imtruclicns and International Collector's But- tons, Reg. .99 4 ;