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The Economics of Prefilled Syringes - August 2017 - Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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A U G U S T 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 6 5 I f it were up to her staff, they'd unleash a whole-room-disinfection robot in every room after every case. "But unfortunate- ly, we don't have that luxury," says Terry Burger, MBA, BSN, RN, NE-BC, CIC, FAPIC, who oversees infection control and prevention for the 7-hospital Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Health Network. "We don't have enough machines or enough time in the day." You'd like to be able to make sure every square inch of your facili- ty is disinfected and pathogen-free. But as adjuncts to standard cleaning regimens, even the newest technologies need time, space Jim Burger Senior Editor When time and resources are limited, efficiency is the key. 5 Strategies for Whole-Room Disinfection • SPORES ILLUMINATED Disinfecting rooms that have been exposed to Clostridium difficile is the top priority for the Lehigh Valley (Pa.) Health Network. Lehigh Valley Health Network

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