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6 Take the Bundled Approach
To Infection Control
optimize efforts to prevent SSIs.
Elizabeth C. Wick, MD
10 Standardize Your Skin Prep
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
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
Sharon A. Van Wicklin, MSN, RN, CNOR, CRNFA,
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
Removing variables and automating the
process are the keys to better cleaning.
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
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
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