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Decontamination, Disinfection and Sterilization | 3.19.18

The importance of contact time and visible wetness to ensure effective disinfection

This article highlights challenges to effective cleaning and disinfection in healthcare and describes the importance of using surface wetness during...

Environmental Infection | 3.15.18

Infographic: Reducing the risk of ECG cable & lead wire cross-contamination

Every patient deserves a clean start. Contamination of reusable electrocardiogram (ECG) lead wires is common. Cleaned, ready-to-use ECG leads have...

HAIs: Types and Pathogens | 2.20.18

Povidone-iodine as an Alternative to Mupirocin for Nasal Decolonization

Despite being recognized as a preventable cause of patient morbidity and mortality with nationally established reduction targets, an estimated 1.7...

Environmental Infection | 1.2.18

The Six C’s: Handling Soiled Linen in a Healthcare Environment

To aid compliance with OSHA’s Universal Precautions for handling soiled linen saturated with blood, bodily fluids, harmful residue from...

Environmental Infection | 1.2.18

Handling Clean Linen in a Healthcare Environment

To support infection prevention by guiding facility management in developing a written policies and procedures manual outlining their own best...

Environmental Infection | 12.19.17

The Imperative of Mattress Cover Integrity for Survey Readiness and Infection Prevention

Mattress covers in healthcare facilities are frequently damaged. Studies have shown that more than 26% of mattresses are damaged. The...

Decontamination, Disinfection and Sterilization | 11.7.17

Video: Expansion of Ultrasound in Healthcare: Challenges and Solutions for Infection Prevention in Sonography

This On Demand video presents the latest results of the first large scale USA survey of IPs on ultrasound probe ...

HAIs: Types and Pathogens | 11.2.17

2017 HICPAC-CDC Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection: What the IP Needs to Know

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are a frequent complication of surgical care and are associated with significant morbidity, mortality and cost.

In the last...