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Archive Infection Control Guide 2014

A Preview of AORN's New Skin Prepping Guidelines
Let a growing body of evidence govern your bedside practice.

A Time and a Place for Immediate-Use Sterilization
Answers to 5 common questions about acceptable practices.

Are Your Surfaces as Clean as You Think They Are?
Tips for improving the cleanliness of the surgical environment.

The Evolution of Barrier Protection
A review of the many ways that gloves, gowns, masks and drapes prevent infections.

Does Your High-Level Disinfection Hack It?
Research highlights the importance of renewed focus on proper endoscope reprocessing.

The Highlights of Low-Temperature Sterilization
These reprocessing alternatives keep sensitive instruments out of the autoclave.

Hypothermia's Direct Link to SSIs
Active warming is proven to cut down on surgical site infections.

The Details of Decontamination
The safety of your surgical instruments depends on these 5 factors.

Your Options in Whole Room Disinfection
Several systems take the human element out of cleaning OR surfaces.