Infection Control Today

July 2001

Preventing Thermal Burns from Electrosurgical Instruments
By: Anne Reed

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Guidance Section: Ensuring Monopolar Electrosurgical Safety During Laparoscopy. Health Devices. January, 1995.

The Role of Environmental Cleaning in Infection Control
by: Jamie Wolf.

Weber DJ, Rutala WA. Environmental issues and nosocomial infections. In: Wenzel RP, ed. Prevention and Control of Nosocomial Infections. Baltimore, MD: Williams & Wilkins;1993:420-29.

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Rutala WA et al. Environmental study of a methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus epidemic in a burn unit. J Clin Microbiolgy 1983:18;683-688.

Karanfil LM, Murphy M, Josephson A, et al. A cluster of vancomycin-resistant Enterococcus faectum in an ICU. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 1992; 13: 195-200.

Kaatz GW, Gitlin SD, Schaberg DR, et al. Acquisition of Clostrideum difficile from the hospital environment. Am J Epidemiol 1988; 127:1289-1294.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HICPAC Guideline for Handwashing and Hospital Environmental Control, 1985. www.cdc.gov/ncidod.

Favero, MS. Chemical Germicides in the Health Care Field: The Perspective from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In: Rutala WA, ed, Chemical Germicides in Health Care. 1995 APIC.

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Rutala WA. Selection and use of disinfectants in health care. In: Mayhall CG, ed. Hospital epidemiology and infection control. Baltimore: Williams & Wilkins, 1996;913-36.

Prince DL, Prince HN, Thraehart O, et al. Methodological approaches to disinfection of human hepatitis virus. J Clin Microbial 1993; 31: 3296-3304.

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American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Infection control. In: Guidelines for Prenatal Care, 4th Ed. Evanston IL, Washington DC; AAP, ACOG; 2000: p. 269-274.

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