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  • Patient-Friendly, In-Room Kit
    Easy charts and descriptive guides included ...More
    June 5, 2000 Posted in News
  • Equipping The OR
    Equipping The OR By Arlene Maloney This article provides a step-by-step process for choosing and placing OR equipment. Just as Van Gogh begins with a large, white canvas and Beethoven looks at an empty music sheet, operating room service managers start with a vacant ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Floor Disinfection: Creating a Healthier Environment
    Floor Disinfection: Creating a Healthier Environment by Joe Saunders and Lynda Mathiesen Housekeeping surfaces include floors, walls, counters, and furniture and are considered non-critical items that require low-level disinfection. Cleanliness and infection control of ...More
  • The Future of Ethylene Oxide Sterilization
    The Future of Ethylene Oxide Sterilization By Stephen Conviser This article: Reviews EO sterilization basics. Discusses how EO sterilization has improved. Introduces a new EO/HFC sterilant gas blend. Ten years ago, Central Service Managers had two choices for sterilizing ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • The Infection Control Committee
    The Infection Control Committee Farrah Lee, BSN, and Natalie Lind, ACE This article: Defines the role of the Infection Control Committee. Identifies the tools used to ensure patient and employee safety. Lists common responsibilities of the Infection Control Committee. For ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • WHO Issues TB Prevention Guidelines
    Three Strategies to Combat Transmission of the Disease ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in News
  • Preliminary
    The Medical Waste Dilemma: Guidelines for On-Site Equipment Selection By Patricia A. Kimball, PhD Regulated Medical Waste (RMW) must be transported as a hazardous material according to the Department of Transportation (DOT). Although the DOT requirements for interstate and ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Sterilization: Gas Plasma, Steam, and Washer-Decontamination
    Sterilization: Gas Plasma, Steam, and Washer-Decontamination By RaeAnn Slaybaugh Many reprocessable devices are used in the cost-conscious, managed care hospital and clinical environment. There is a growing trend away from single-use, disposable devices and toward those ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • Control of Infections Related to Bloodborne Pathogens
    Control of Infections Related to Bloodborne Pathogens By Terri Goodman, RN, MA, PhD This article: Lists the three interrelated elements that must be present for infection to occur. Defines the major components of OSHA's Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. Reviews the guidelines ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles
  • Reprocessing Specialty Instruments
    Reprocessing Specialty Instruments by Natalie Lind, CRCST, CCSMC, ACE During the sort process, the technician should disassemble the instrument and disconnect any disposable parts that may remain with the instrument. Anyone who is involved in reprocessing surgical ...More
    June 1, 2000 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization