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Infection Prevention: 10 Sterile Processing Benchmarks

Measure your department's performance with these key indicators.

Posted 08/12/19 | Weston "Hank" Balch, CRCST, CIS, CHL | Post a comment

Rebooting Our Reprocessing Department

A comprehensive rethink of decontamination and sterilization helped this facility cut SPD-related patient safety events by more than 90%.

Posted 07/18/19 | JudithD.Montello, BSHCA, RN, CNOR | 4 comments

5 Ways to Minimize MRSA Risks

Take these proactive steps to prevent the common cause of joint replacement infections.

Posted 07/18/19 | Mike Morsch, Associate Editor | Post a comment

5 Things to Know About Intracameral Antibiotics

They appear to be more effective than topical prophylaxis for preventing endophthalmitis, but they're still not approved by the FDA.

Posted 06/19/19 | Joe Paone | Post a comment

Hold Anesthesia Providers

Accountable in the Battle Against SSIs Q&A with Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD, infectious disease specialist and proponent of proper infection control practices.

Posted 05/07/19 | Post a comment

We Succeeded With Nasal Decolonization

Our protocol is easy to implement, cost-effective and widely accepted by patients.

Posted 05/07/19 | Joanne M. Epstein, BSN, RN, CNOR | Post a comment

The Case for Cleaner OR Air

We're gaining a better understanding of the infection risks posed by airborne pathogens - and how to mitigate them.

Posted 05/07/19 | Charles Edmiston, Jr., PhD, CIC | Post a comment

Automated Instrument Tracking Seeks and Finds for You

Take full control of every instrument, implant and disposable in your inventory.

Posted 05/07/19 | Daniel Cook, Editor-in-Chief | Post a comment

How Should You Manage Fluid Waste?

You have several options to choose from, but only a few ways to do it safely.

Posted 05/07/19 | Vangie Dennis, RN, CNOR, CMLSO | Post a comment

Speed Up Your Sterile Processing

New technologies and solutions that can help your hard-working techs turn around instruments quickly and safely.

Posted 05/07/19 | Kevin Anderson, BSN, RN, CSSM, CRCST, CER | 2 comments

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