Save the Planet: Recycling in the OR
by Kathy Donaldson, RN, CNOR
For most people, the term
"medical waste" means infectious waste, including used needles and blood.
However, approximately 80% of a medical facility's waste can be classified as...
Computer Instrumentation Management Program
by Jim Heller
Instrument management systems have the capability to do most of the
ordering for new instruments right from the computer.
Every hospital wants to get a handle on managing instrume...
Emergency Room Clean Up
by Karen R. Vallejo, RN, BSN, CIC
Photo courtesy of ER at NW Community Hospital (Arlington Heights,
Ill).The methods of handling, transporting, and laundering of soiled linen are determined
by hospital policy an...
Event-Related Sterility: Then and Now
by Connie Cutler, RN, MS, CIC
Storing sterile packs.
Did you ever hear the one about sterile items discovered 50 years after World War II?
The story goes that a nurse found gauze and bandages wrapped in ...