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Manager's Guide to Infection Control - May 2016

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M A Y 2 0 1 6 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 5 6 Take the Bundled Approach To Infection Control Standardized protocols optimize efforts to prevent SSIs. Elizabeth C. Wick, MD 10 Standardize Your Skin Prep Practices Get patients, surgeons and staff on board with your pre-op bathing, hair-clipping and skin-antisepsis protocols. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor 20 The New Standard in Endoscope Reprocessing A new national guideline offers clear advice for proper high-level disinfection. Nancy Chobin, RN, CSPM 27 Is FDA's Push to Ban Powdered Gloves Long Overdue? Experts say severe health hazards have been well known for years. Jim Burger | Associate Editor 32 Making Sure It's Sterile Sterilization assurance confirms what you can't see. Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, CPSN, PLNC 37 The Link Between Warming and Wound Infections The latest evidence shows that hypother- mia during surgery is associated with greater infection risk. Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 44 5 Tips for Better Instrument Decontamination Removing variables and automating the process are the keys to better cleaning. Peter Daigle 50 Look Beneath the Surface Take an in-depth look at how you disinfect your clinical environment. David Bernard | Senior Associate Editor 60 Burning Platforms, Coordinated Care and SSI Prevention Q&A with Zeev Kain, MD, PhD, anesthesi- ologist and perioperative surgical home proponent. To Our Readers Prep. Clean. Sterilize. Repeat. Standardizing your approaches to preparing patients for surgery, turning over the OR between cases and reprocessing instruments ensures best practices are always followed in the constant quest to eliminate SSIs. We hope this year's Manager's Guide to Infection Control inspires you to take another look at the your policies and procedures to ensure staff are doing all they can to protect every single patient from invisible and preventable harm. Cover design by Ethan Anderson | Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN Infection Control Manager's Guide to M a y 2 0 1 6 w w w . o u t p a t i e n t s u r g e r y . n e t C O N T E N T S 20

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