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FOMITES: SMALL RISK OR REAL THREAT? BY JOHN ROARK, PAGE12
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NATIONAL INITIATIVE STRIVES TO REDUCE SURGICAL SITEINFECTIONS, BY KELLY M. PYREK, PAGE 16
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CONSIDERATIONS FOR CHEMICALS AND AUTOMATED REPROCESSORSUSED WITH FLEXIBLE ENDOSCOPES, BY LYNNE A. THOMAS, BSN, RN, CGRN, PAGE 22
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HEALTHCAREWORKERS, EMTS EXTEND THE FRONT LINES IN THE BATTLE AGAINST INFECTION, BY KRIS ELLIS, PAGE 26
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