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No crash courses in crisis management

What have facilities learned from Ebola and other catastrophes? To be prepared for the unexpected, facilities must be armed with the right resources, education and expertise.

Proper use of chemical and biological indicators; SPD ceiling requirements

Sterile processing expert Ray Taurasi eliminates confusion about biological and chemical indicators and discusses the importance of having safe, AMMI-complaint ceilings in sterile processing areas, including storage areas.

In pursuit of clean

It is common knowledge that a dirty surgical instrument cannot be sterilized. But effectively cleaning them prior to sterilization is no easy task. Failure...

A primer on antibiotic-resistant superbugs and improving antibiotic stewardship

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), it is estimated that one out of every 25 hospitalized patients will contract a...

Wrap vs. containers study prompts dialogue, questions among industry thought leaders

A recent scientific study,1 funded by Halyard Health and published in the American Journal of Infection Control, on the effectiveness of rigid containers versus...

How to handle open, unused, instrument kits; addressing excessive environmental heat...

Submit your questions email: editor@hpnonline.com phone: (941) 927-9345 ext. 202 Visit the Archives Q In accordance with the surgeon’s preference lists prior to the start of a case, the...

The complexities of the clinical environment of care and reusable medical...

The risk for contamination of medical equipment and environmental surfaces is ever-present in the healthcare environment. However, risk can be successfully mitigated in most...