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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Hand Hygiene Indications & Product Placement Guide for Intraoperative Settings

Hand hygiene in the perioperative setting is unique due to the multiple hand hygiene products used for different purposes. An...

PDI Introduces FREE Continuing Education Courses

Introducing PDI’s new educational experience at pdihc.com, which features, a growing library of CE courses; personalized account activity; and on-the-spot...

It’s Time for a Change. How to Use TimeAlert® IV Time-indicating Reminder Labels to Aid Compliance

In a recent survey of nursing leaders, 86% agreed that visual reminders are effective in prompting nurses to take action....

How TimeAlert® IV Aids Compliance and Reminds Nurses When It’s Time to Change IV Tubing

Infection prevention is a high priority for hospitals as the related costs are skyrocketing and reimbursements are threatened by HAIs....

The Ultimate Guide to Healthy Hands

Skin irritation is often cited as a barrier to hand hygiene compliance. Lack of awareness of the true causes of...

Want to Improve Hand Hygiene Compliance? Stop Focusing on Changing Behavior and Start Building Meaningful Relationships

Hand hygiene improvements have traditionally focused on changing behavior of frontline healthcare workers. This presents a challenge for the Infection ...

Benefits of Presurgical MRSA Testing

With our aging population in the US, the projection for the number of total hip and total knee arthroplasty procedures...

Reducing SSIs in the Era of Payment Reform

Colonized patients are up to 9 times more likely to develop an SSI,1 and more than 8 out of 10...