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A Deep Dive Into Surface Disinfection - October 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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I 'm an infection control consultant. During my onsite visits to surgical facilities, one of the areas I delve into deeply is surface disinfec- tion, especially during room turnover, where I'm able to interact directly with staff mem- bers responsible for cleaning between patients. My method of figuring out how well you're disinfecting the environment is to begin a dialogue by asking a SURFACE DISINFECTION A DEEP DIVE INTO Our infection control consultant has 10 questions for your cleaning crew. • BY THE BOOK Following manufacturer's instructions for use is key to effective and efficient surface disinfection practices. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC | Delray Beach, Fla.

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