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Would You Operate On This Patient? - October 2015 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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P athogens, along with being invisi- ble to the naked eye, can jump from person to person in any number of ways. That makes the battle against infections both complex and daunting. Still, out of sight can't be an excuse for out of mind. Just the opposite, in fact. An invisible enemy demands keen awareness and extreme diligence. The experts we talked to recommend these often overlooked practices to boost your sterilization efforts. 1 1 8 O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E O N L I N E | O C T O B E R 2 0 1 5 Winning the War Against Cross-Contamination Are you overlooking these crucial infection-prevention tools? z ON THE FRONTLINES Are your sterile repro- cessing techs doing all they can to prevent healthcare-associated infections? Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Jim Burger Associate Editor

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