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5 Tips for More Efficient Sterile Processing

How one hospital turned its SPD into a shining example of excellence.

Posted 12/19/19 | Rachel Mandel, MD, MHA | Post a comment

Pointers to Prevent Endophthalmitis

These tried-and-true techniques reduce the risk of infection following ophthalmology's most commonly performed procedures.

Posted 11/14/19 | Christina Y. Weng, MD, MBA | 3 comments

5 Steps to Fewer SSIs

Don't ignore the bacteria-fighting benefits of a back-to-basics approach to infection control.

Posted 11/14/19 | Adam Taylor | Post a comment

Infection Prevention: Focus On Flexible Endoscope Care

Our standardized process for handling and transporting scopes maintains high-level disinfection standards.

Posted 10/14/19 | Diane Betti, MSN, RN, CNOR, CSPDT, ST; Michael Gudejko, BS | Post a comment

How Clean Is Your OR Air?

If you think the manual cleaning of OR surfaces is enough to prevent SSIs, you're not addressing a more invisible danger.

Posted 10/14/19 | Maureen Spencer, MEd, BSN, RN, CIC, FAPIC | 5 comments

Clean Up After Yourself

A back-to-basics approach and consistent oversight will help you wipe away infection-causing bacteria.

Posted 10/14/19 | Raven Hulin, RN, BSN; JanaSallyEdney-Poole, RN, BSN | Post a comment

Infection Prevention: Pretreating Instruments at the Point of Use

How we got our surgical staff to spray dirty instruments in the OR.

Posted 09/11/19 | Amber McGeehan | 1 comment

12 Tips for Instrument Care and Cleaning

If you take care of your instruments, they'll take care of you.

Posted 09/11/19 | Mike Morsch, Associate Editor | 1 comment

Infection Prevention: Stepping Up to Prevent SSIs

Staff at Saint Francis Health System has worked hard to significantly lower infection risks - and they're not done yet.

Posted 09/11/19 | Joe Paone | Post a comment

Pre-operative Planner: Pre-surgical Baths in the Battle Against SSIs

Training your staff - and your patients - to perform CHG baths.

Posted 08/12/19 | Denice Morrison, RN, MSN, CNOR | Post a comment

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