Infection Control

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Infection Prevention: 3 Surgical Attire Battles Worth Fighting For

Breaks in these safe attire practices could harm patients.

Posted 04/06/17 | Lisa Spruce, DNP, RN, CNS-CP, CNOR, ACNS, ACNP | Post a comment

Endoscope Reprocessing Gone Wrong

Recent outbreaks shine light on the dirty truth about the scope cleaning practices at facilities across the country.

Posted 04/06/17 | Frank Myers, MA, CIC, FAPIC | Post a comment

Hand Hygiene for Your Nose

Nasal decolonization gave our existing infection control protocols a boost — without using antibiotics.

Posted 03/15/17 | Anita Mullen, RN, BSN | 2 comments

Is That Scope Clean? No Guarantees

Even rigorous by-the-book cleaning doesn't ensure that your flexible endoscopes will be free of bacteria and bioburden when you hang them to dry.

Posted 03/15/17 | Dan O'Connor, Editor-in-Chief | Post a comment

Redesign & Reinvent Your Reprocessing Room

The central sterile department at St. Cloud Hospital is a high-tech, staff-friendly wonder.

Posted 02/28/17 | Mark Voigt | Post a comment

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