The Infection Control Today® sterile processing page provides an inside look into the sterile processing (or central supply) department in the hospital where surgical instruments are cleaned, sterilized, and reprocessed in order to disinfect, remove bioburden, and prep for upcoming procedures. Sterile processing applies to not only the knives, scalpels, scissors, forceps, and clamps used in surgery, but also instruments such as endoscopes and duodenoscopes. ICT® reports on the latest technology but also on the means to disinfect that technology. Also, the trend toward making more disposable surgical equipment. What does that mean for the sterile processing team?
March 18, 2023
Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending March 19, 2023.
March 16, 2023
With all the misinformation and confusion about what The Joint Commission (TJC) does and doesn't do, ICT went to TJC to find out. Listen to the detailed interview to find out what health care workers need to know.
March 06, 2023
Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending March 5, 2023.
March 05, 2023
As the third year of COVID-19 begins, some questions have been answered, but others still remain. ICT asked leaders in the infection prevention and control field what answers the medical world needs now.
January 24, 2023
Infection Control Today's® Product Locator is a monthly column highlighting some of the latest advanced technology in the infection prevention field.
January 19, 2023
A study clearly shows that surgical site infections (SSIs) can be reduced by changing surgical gloves and instruments before the closing abdominal wound closure.
January 07, 2023
Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending January 6, 2023.
January 03, 2023
Read about the sterilization process of eye instruments and devices.
December 06, 2022
Ambulatory health care facilities deserve infection prevention and control resources with the preparedness to address the unique complexities of their health care setting.
November 18, 2022
Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending November 18, 2022.