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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
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 ...
Surgical Site InfectionsBy Vickie VanDeventer, RN, BSN, CICThis article highlights a few guidelines from The Recommendations for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 1999 created by the Hospital Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee...
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...
"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...