• Fix the Problem
    “Fix the problem” is a phrase we hear over and over from administration as it relates to the sterile processing department (SPD). How can the problem be fixed when upper management and, at times, the department supervisor aren’t familiar with the sterile processing ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Barrier Protection
    ICT takes the roundtable approach to discuss today’s surgical barrier products.Our panel of experts includes:(DS) Debra Schotz, vice president of marketing with Cardinal Health’s convertors division (BW) Brian Wagner, general manager of global surgical solutions ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles, PPE & Standard Precautions
    Scientific research and technological progress are constantly changing the face of medicine. As the pace of these changes continues to increase, the pressure on healthcare workers to keep up has never been greater. As new medical and surgical instruments come into play, the ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
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    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Caring for the Enviroment
    Environmental contamination of the healthcare setting is increasingly being viewed as a potential link in the chain of infection transmission. As the evidence continues to mount, greater emphasis will continue to be placed on the vital role that the environmental services ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • That’s a Wrap
    What do the Holy Grail, the Fountain of Youth, and the perfect sterilization wrap have in common? They are each an item that eludes discovery. Modern science and technology have gone a long way to provide helpmates to sterilization, and although they may not fulfill every ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Mending the Wounded
    The incidence of chronic wounds in the United States is approximately 5 million to 7 million per year, and the annual cost associated with management of these wounds is more than $20 billion, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).1 AHRQ also ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • IC Calendar
    SEPTEMBER 2006 15-16 AORN Informatics ConferenceDenver www.aorn.org 23-26 American Society for Healthcare Central Service Professionals (ASHCSP) annual meetingMohegan Sun, Conn.www.ashcsp.org 24-28 American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) annual ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Making a Case for Conference Attendance
    One of the most important partnerships in the hospital should be the one forged between the environmental services (ES) department and the infection control department. There is frequently a disconnect between these two vital entities, even though they represent a singular ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles
  • Playing it Safe: Best Practices in Handling Packs, Trays, and Cases
    The various packs, trays, and cases that move through the operating rooms (ORs) and central sterile department of a healthcare facility come in contact with many opportunities to become compromised. Maintaining the integrity of the packaging and meeting the ultimate goal of ...More
    November 7, 2006 Posted in Articles