Many of the regulatory and accreditation criteria for healthcare facilities relate to decontamination, sterilization and maintenance procedures. The standards often require hospital SPD, BMET, OR, Infection Control and other technicians to follow and have easy access to manufacturers’ directives regarding preparing and caring for their devices, equipment and systems.
A challenging time is about to hit healthcare as multiple circumstances converge to exert increasing pressure on healthcare infection prevention efforts over the next 10-20 years.
Exploring the importance of disinfecting non-critical and environmental surfaces.
Floors, often overlooked in the past as a major factor of environmental contamination.
A review of the far reaching impacts of this notoriously unreliable diagnostic test, and an evidence-based solution that is setting a new benchmark for patient care.
Recent studies and reports continue to shed light on the topic of Reusable EEG Electrodes and justification to transition to single patient Disposable EEG Electrodes.
Serious geopolitical and social forces are converging to create the conditions, on a scale unique in history, for a major respiratory pandemic. Prioritizing the protection of healthcare workers will be key to containing such a pandemic.
This checklist and guide plot a sequence for a laundry tour highlighting control points in workflow important to ensuring cleanliness of healthcare textiles (HCTs).