Infection Control

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Infection Prevention: Pretreating Instruments at the Point of Use

How we got our surgical staff to spray dirty instruments in the OR.

Posted 09/11/19 | Amber McGeehan | Post a comment

12 Tips for Instrument Care and Cleaning

If you take care of your instruments, they'll take care of you.

Posted 09/11/19 | Mike Morsch, Associate Editor | Post a comment

Infection Prevention: Stepping Up to Prevent SSIs

Staff at Saint Francis Health System has worked hard to significantly lower infection risks - and they're not done yet.

Posted 09/11/19 | Amber McGeehan | Post a comment

Pre-operative Planner: Pre-surgical Baths in the Battle Against SSIs

Training your staff - and your patients - to perform CHG baths.

Posted 08/12/19 | Denice Morrison, RN, MSN, CNOR | Post a comment

Infection Prevention: 10 Sterile Processing Benchmarks

Measure your department's performance with these key indicators.

Posted 08/12/19 | Weston "Hank" Balch, CRCST, CIS, CHL | Post a comment

Rebooting Our Reprocessing Department

A comprehensive rethink of decontamination and sterilization helped this facility cut SPD-related patient safety events by more than 90%.

Posted 07/18/19 | JudithD.Montello, BSHCA, RN, CNOR | 4 comments

5 Ways to Minimize MRSA Risks

Take these proactive steps to prevent the common cause of joint replacement infections.

Posted 07/18/19 | Mike Morsch, Associate Editor | Post a comment

5 Things to Know About Intracameral Antibiotics

They appear to be more effective than topical prophylaxis for preventing endophthalmitis, but they're still not approved by the FDA.

Posted 06/19/19 | Joe Paone | Post a comment

Hold Anesthesia Providers

Accountable in the Battle Against SSIs Q&A with Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD, infectious disease specialist and proponent of proper infection control practices.

Posted 05/07/19 | Post a comment

We Succeeded With Nasal Decolonization

Our protocol is easy to implement, cost-effective and widely accepted by patients.

Posted 05/07/19 | Joanne M. Epstein, BSN, RN, CNOR | Post a comment

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