Infection Control

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Can You Pass This Decontamination Quiz?

See how well you know all that your reprocessing techs need to know.

Posted 07/02/18 | Weston "Hank" Balch, CRCST, CIS, CHL | 1 comment

5 Innovations in Infection Prevention

To defeat the infectious invaders on the front lines of surgical care, you have to fight dirty.

Posted 06/08/18 | Weston "Hank" Balch, CRCST, CIS, CHL | 3 comments

Get Reprocessing Right With Every Tool, Every Time

Q&A with Weston "Hank" Balch, CRCST, CER, CIS, CHL, instrument care expert and sterile processing podcaster.

Posted 05/08/18 | Weston "Hank" Balch, CRCST, CIS, CHL | Post a comment

Twice the Protection

Double gloving prevents injury and infection, so why aren't more surgical teams doing it?

Posted 05/08/18 | Richard Abowitz | 7 comments

Combat Biofilm

Tips to prevent bacteria's slimy fortress from forming on your instruments.

Posted 05/08/18 | Margaret Wasserman, BSN, RN, CNOR | Post a comment

Make the Switch to Rigid Sterilization Containers

Do away with blue wrap for reprocessing high-volume instrument sets.

Posted 05/08/18 | Shane Ricks, RN, MHS | Post a comment

A Look Inside Low-Temp Sterilization

6 points to keep in mind about reprocessing heat-sensitive instruments.

Posted 05/08/18 | Kevin Anderson, BSN, RN, CSSM, CRCST, CER | 2 comments

Stop the Spread of MRSA

Nasal decolonization is a practical way to lower infection risks.

Posted 05/08/18 | Kendal Gapinski, Contributing Editor | Post a comment

Scratch Beneath the Surface

Audit the effectiveness of OR cleaning by taking a big-picture view of the entire process.

Posted 05/08/18 | JoEllen McBride, PhD | 2 comments

Patient Warming Stops SSIs Cold

Maintaining normothermia promotes wound healing and helps reduce infection risks.

Posted 05/08/18 | E.PatchenDellinger, MD | 1 comment