Infection Control

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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 | Post a comment

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

Sprays and Wipes Could Degrade Plastics Over Time

The repeated use of "incompatible" cleaning products could be harming medical devices.

Posted 02/03/17 | 1 comment

Thinking of Buying ... Whole-Room Disinfection Systems

Automated units reach the surfaces that manual cleaning misses.

Posted 01/31/17 | James Davis, MSN, CIC | Post a comment

Infection Prevention: The Quest for Competent Sterile Processors

It's a dirty job, but it's got to be done right. Here's how you can help.

Posted 01/09/17 | Rose Seavey, MBA, BS, RN, CNOR, CRCST, CSPDT | 3 comments

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