Training New Employees
by Julie Stoller, CRCST
Central Service is a highly technical and specialized area of healthcare.
Each employee must be knowledgeable in every aspect of the job. It is vital to
everyone (staff, patients, and visitors) that ...
"Isolation: the separation of a seriously ill patient to stop the spread of infection, or protect the patient from irritating factors."
For quite some time, this definition of isolation was the mainstay on which hospital isolation protoc...
Water Quality and Reprocessing Instruments
by Herbert J. Kaiser, PhD; Gerald E. McDonnell, PhD; Jason F. Tirey, MA; and
Daniel A. Klein, BS
While being one of the most important components of instrument reprocessing
and sterilization, water is al...
Safety First: Avoiding Chemical Storage Hazardsby Lynn L. Bergeson and Robin J. Schoeps
Healthcare facilities must maintain sterile environments to prevent the
spread of infection and disease. To do so, facilities rely upon various
These days, we are all seeing a broad view of the world through the popular
media. We have international and national events analyzed for us every day by
all sorts of so-called experts. We find out about the happenings in Washington
Hazardous Materials Emergencies in Surgeryby Jack Donaldson, RN, CNOR, CSPDM
From the beginning, professional nursing has concerned itself with the health
and hazards of the environment of the healthcare system. For example, Florence