Weekly Rounds: HSPA Conference Highlights, Getting Managerial Buy-In and More

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today’s highlights for the week ending April 29.

Here are 5 highlights from ICT®’s wide-ranging coverage of the infection prevention and control world. Everything from interviews with known opinion leaders, to the news that infection preventionists and other health care professionals can use on their jobs.

Environment and Time Cause Chemical Changes in Clinical Soil on Medical Devices

Terra Kremer, the senior program manager of microbiological quality and sterility assurance at Johnson & Johnson, and technical lead of the Device Processing Tiger Team, spoke with ICT® about her research on time and efficiency of sterile processing and what is most affecting the industry today.

AAMI Sterilization Standards Updates With Amanda Benedict and Damien Berg

The HSPA 2022 presentation focused on sharing new and future sterilization standards updates.

Water Quality is Key to Surgical Instrument Reprocessing Outcomes

Total dissolved solids, pH levels, and iron levels are only a few components that must be considered.

Trust is Key to Navigating Infection Prevention’s Relationship With Sterile Processing

Jill Holdsworth, CIC, FAPIC, NREMT, CRCST, manager of infection prevention at Emory University Hospital Midtown, joins ICT® to discuss the implications of her research, as well as other guidance for building an optimal relationship between infection prevention and the sterile processing department.

Getting Managerial Buy-In for Infection Control Efforts

Health care workers' adherence to guidelines and overall job satisfaction are influenced by the level of support they feel they receive from their management team.