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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Infection Control - May 2017

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M A Y 2 0 1 7 O U T P A T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T 1 1 A fter they've hit the OR surfaces with liquid disinfectants and elbow grease, they wheel in the heavy-duty artillery to put the finishing touch- es on the terminal clean at St. Charles Bend (Ore.) Medical Center: a disinfection robot that bathes the ORs in UV light. The ultraviolet light kills the microbes hardy enough to survive manual terminal cleaning — and hits the hard-to-reach nooks and crannies that the cleaning Bill Donahue Senior Editor Whole-room disinfection solutions and fine-tuned manual scrubbing will eradicate infection-causing microorganisms. • LIGHT WORK Whole-room disinfection robots cover surface areas that sprays and wipes might have missed during manual cleaning. Joel Rahmatulla Souped-Up Surface Cleaning

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