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Connecting the dots, removing the spots

When it comes to disinfectants and sterilants, it is important to understand what they can and can’t do, and where and how to use them properly.

Touched by infection

In honor of Healthcare Purchasing News’ 40th anniversary, here are 40 “fun facts” that impact the spread of bacterial and viral germs and infections.

SPD, manufacturers should partner on medical device design and cleaning

There are many stakeholders involved in developing and following reprocessing instructions for reusable devices, including the manufacturer and the healthcare facility where the device will be reprocessed.

Real-time, measurable technology helps to reduce HAIs

Thompson Health in Canandaigua, NY reduces C.diff incidence by 90% after adding UV-C to its infection prevention bundle.

Patient monitoring – TMI?

New and innovative patient monitoring technologies are emerging at a steady pace to assist healthcare workers in making sure that brains, skin and every organ in between get the right care and attention – at the right time – so patients can heal faster and go home.

Considering a higher level of quality for scopes

June 2017
CBSPD Expiration: May 31, 2022
IAHCSMM Expiration: April 30, 2020

Progress against pathogens is promising though preliminary

A successful infection prevention strategy requires a dedicated and diverse team, strict adherence to evidence-based practices, and effective products and services.

Stopping sepsis in its tracks

Sepsis affects 27,000,000 people annually but strict adherence to best practices, guidelines, can help hospitals tackle the problem.

Let’s clear the air

Invisible invaders are almost always lurking in the air, ready to make people sick — or sicker. Airborne pathogens in the healthcare setting, Legionella,...

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...