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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Infection Control - May 2019

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M A Y 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 Contents To Our Readers This year's Manager's Guide to Infection Control touches on proven methods and new ideas for wiping out the pathogens, bacteria and biofilm that cause SSIs. We explore broad solutions and targeted approaches, from whole room disinfection to nasal decolonization, that you can use to build on the incredible progress that has been made to drive down infection rates. Learn from the success stories, pay attention to the expert advice and implement the best practices to do your part in protecting patients from surgery's unseen enemies. Cover design by Ethan Anderson o u t p a t i e n t s u r g e r y . n e t 9 4 On Point Inching Closer to Zero Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC 9 Solving the Surprising Skin Prep Problem Believe it or not, there's a good chance your staff isn't complying with proper application protocols. Helen Johnson, MD 16 Inside Our Zero-Tolerance Policy for SSIs A team-based approach to implementing comprehensive protocols has led to a significant dip in infection rates. Megan Lamoreux, BSN, RN, CNOR 22 Surgery's Dirty Little Secret A closer look at why contaminated instruments continue to turn up in too many ORs. Joe Paone | Senior Associate Editor 30 A Proactive Approach To Preventing Hypothermia Pre-warming was the difference-maker in our quest to maintain normothermia in patients from pre-op to PACU. Amy Yarbrough, BS, BSN, RN, CNOR 36 Speed Up Your Sterile Processing New technologies and solutions that can help your hard-working techs turn around instruments quickly and safely. Kevin Anderson, BSN, RN, CSSM, CRCST, CER 44 How Should You Manage Fluid Waste? You have several options to choose from, but only a few ways to do it safely. Vangie Dennis, RN, MSN, CNOR, CMLSO 50 Automated Instrument Tracking Seeks and Finds for You Take full control of every instrument, implant and disposable in your inventory. Daniel Cook | Executive Editor 55 The Case for Cleaner OR Air We're gaining a better understanding of the infection risks posed by airborne pathogens — and how to mitigate them. Charles Edmiston Jr., PhD, CIC, FIDSA, FSHEA, FAPIC 60 We Succeeded With Nasal Decolonization Our protocol is easy to implement, cost-effective and widely accepted by patients. Joanne M. Epstein, BSN, RN, CNOR 66 Hold Anesthesia Providers Accountable in the Battle Against SSIs Q&A with Silvia Munoz-Price, MD, PhD, infectious disease specialist and proponent of proper infec- tion control practices. Infection Control M a y 2 0 1 9

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