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Archive Infection Control Guide 2015

Inside the Deadly Duodenoscope Outbreaks
Is enough being done to protect your patients from dangerous infections?

Can You Pass This Surface Disinfection Quiz?
Test your knowledge on the best way to keep your ORs clean and free from infection.

What's Your Double-Gloving Policy?
Our survey shows that while double-gloving is catching on, there's still work to be done.

Can You Spell SSI With IUSS?
Yes, but only if you do it backwards. Here's how to get immediate-use steam sterilization right.

Decontamination Begins in the OR
How you care for and clean instruments in the OR plays a big role in their safe and speedy return.

The Lowdown on Low-Temp Sterilization
Take the time to ensure your delicate items are reprocessed correctly.

Get Straight on Skin Prepping
Pre-op antisepsis is hardly complex, but questions remain.

Do You Wear Your Scrubs Home?
Cleaning surgical attire in your washing machine puts patients and family members at risk.

Putting Patient Warming Into Practice
Are your efforts to prevent hypothermia effective or just compliant?

Infections on the Decline, But Risks Persist
Q&A with Dale W. Bratzler, DO, MPH, a national healthcare quality leader and SSI prevention expert.