Medical Equipment

Setting a New Standard for Ultrasound Probe Disinfection

The Spaulding classification system1 classifies ultrasound probes that contact mucous membranes or non-intact skin, as semi-critical medical devices. The Centers...

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Human Papillomavirus – The New Challenge For Infection Prevention

HLD is defined as the complete elimination of all organisms except for large numbers of bacterial spores. The trophon EPR...

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Quality Assurance for Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizers

When is the last time your facility reviewed your Quality Assurance practices for Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VH2O2) Sterilizers? Is your...

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A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Monitoring Practices

“A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Practices for Healthcare Facilities PART II: Terminal Low Temperature Sterilization” is a 1.0...

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Ultrasound Probe Infection Risk – A Call to Action

To reduce the risk of ultrasound probe cross infection, it is important to know when to perform the high level...

Expansion of Ultrasound in Healthcare: Challenges and Solutions

To reduce the risk of ultrasound probe cross infection, it is important to know when to perform the high level...

The Truth About Disinfectant Contact Time

When it comes to preventing disease transmission in healthcare settings, surface disinfection is one of the most impactful tools in...

What’s new? Strategies for Healthcare Environment Infection Prevention

Environmental factors are a significant source of disease transmission in healthcare settings, from direct contact with contaminated surfaces to pathogens...

Just Because You are Using a Disinfectant, Doesn’t Mean You are Disinfecting

Health care-associated infections (HAI) remain a major cause of patient morbidity and mortality, costing the US economy billions of dollars...

Lessons Learned: Questions and Concerns Regarding Safety of Endoscopes and Validity of Manufacturer Guidance

Reports of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE) infections related to endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscopes raised concerns among infection prevention experts, federal...

Endoscope and Chlorhexidine Gluconate Crosswalks: Critical Guideline Review

It can be challenging for infection preventionists to find time to comb through the barrage of infection prevention guidelines and...

Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections

Healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) in hospitalized patients are receiving more scrutiny due to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) patient...