Infection Control

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New Ideas for Preventing Endophthalmitis

Intracameral antibiotics, proven to lower the rate of infection substantially, are catching on.

Posted 10/16/18 | Desiree Ifft, Contributing Editor | Post a comment

The Shift From Disinfection to Sterilization

We overhauled our GI scope reprocessing process in pursuit of our ultimate goal: to eliminate high-level disinfection.

Posted 10/16/18 | Jenni Gibbs | 2 comments

Infection Prevention: The Instrument Whisperer Has Spoken

Tips on dealing with instrument repair and maintenance.

Posted 09/14/18 | Weston "Hank" Balch, CRCST, CIS, CHL | Post a comment

Infection Prevention: Zero Infections and Counting

Small improvements made a big difference in this hospital's quest to eliminate surgical site infections.

Posted 09/14/18 | Daniel Cook, Executive Editor | Post a comment

Do You Care to Clear the Air?

Can new airflow and air purification products help solve the drawbacks of traditional ceiling-to-floor laminar airflow?

Posted 07/02/18 | Jeannette Sabatini, Associate Editor | Post a comment

How We Lowered Our SSI Rate

When we saw a spike in infections, here's how we addressed it.

Posted 07/02/18 | CharleneS.Mahoney, BSN, RN, CPAN | Post a comment

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 | 3 comments

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