Infection Control

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Study: Minimizing Door Openings During Surgery Lowers Surgical Site Infection Rate

One hospital reduced its infection rate by decreasing foot traffic in and out of the ORs.

Posted 07/19/16 | Post a comment

How We've (Nearly) Eliminated Flashing

The New York Eye & Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai went from flashing nearly half of its instruments to hardly any.

Posted 07/12/16 | Editha Esquieres, RN, MHA, CNOR | Post a comment

The Whole Truth About Whole-Room Disinfection

Automated antimicrobial devices reach the corners and crevices that sprays and wipes sometimes miss.

Posted 07/12/16 | Nancy L. Havill, MT(ASCP), MHA, CIC | Post a comment

Beating Back Bacterial Biofilms

Tips to prevent the growth of the slimy coating that lets bacteria survive and thrive.

Posted 07/12/16 | Donna Swenson, BS, CRCST, CHL, ACE | Post a comment

Hospitals Will Likely Soon Be Required to Have Antibiotic-Stewardship Programs

Antibiotic-resistant organisms are a growing threat, says CMS.

Posted 06/14/16 | Post a comment

Infection Prevention: Can Anesthesia Providers Spread Infection?

Absolutely yes -- pay attention to what goes on at the head of the table.

Posted 06/02/16 | Chuck Biddle, CRNA, PhD | 1 comment

Thinking of Buying ... Rigid Sterilization Containers

An open-and-shut case for bypassing blue wrap.

Posted 06/02/16 | John Meggs, MSC, CRCST | Post a comment

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