Infection Control

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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 | 1 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

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

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