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

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8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 7 On the Cover There's only one way to find out how well your ORs are cleaned between cases: Ask. Infection control expert Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, provides the questions and answers that will help you scratch beneath the surface and evaluate your staff's ability to eliminate the dangerous bacteria that can cause infections. Cover design by Ethan Anderson Photo by Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR 26 126 Features 107 Your Best Treatment Options for GERD Several possible interventions are available. Here are some factors to consider. Ronnie Fass, MD, FACG 10 Editor's Page A Day of Surgeries and Zero Opioids Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief 14 Ideas That Work • A beautiful way to recycle • Reward good catches • Zone cleaning in the OR 26 Staffing How We Built a Positive Workplace Culture Sherri Jones, MS, MBA, RDN, LDN, FAND 30 Safety Avoid Opioid-Related Respiratory Depression Michael Wong, JD 116 Product News 122 Infection Prevention Help Your Reprocessors Do the Right Thing Weston "Hank" Balch, CRCST, CIS, CHL 126 Behind Closed Doors 4 Signs It's Going to Be a Great Day Paula Watkins, RN, CNOR Departments

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