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The Future of Knee Repair - February 2016 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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T he fight to prevent surgical site infections (SSIs) starts before the patient comes into the room. Surface disinfec- tion between patients will help to prevent cross-contami- nation between patients and staff. We all know that before disinfecting, you have to remove any visible residue, such as blood, loose dirt, debris, bodily fluids and other potentially infectious materials (also referred to on some product labels as "gross filth"). That's a given, I hope, along with using appro- 7 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R Y 2 0 1 6 Practical Pearls for Surface Disinfection • KILL TIME When using disinfectant wipes, often multiple wipes will be required to keep the surface wet for the entire kill time. Deploy the proper cleaning agents to eradicate infective agents on your surfaces. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Thomas Durick, MD Oakland, Calif.

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