Infection Control Today

AUG 2018

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4 ICT August 2018 COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS 6 Editor's Letter Protocol Breaches May Be Setting Up Healthcare Personnel for Failure By Kelly M. Pyrek 8 SPD Dialogue Holding Manufacturers Accountable for Their IFUs By Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPM, CFER 30 Product Locator 20 Infusion Teams: Demonstrating Value to Ensure Continued Viability By Kelly M. Pyrek FEATURES 12 Device-Related Infections: Patient-Ready Bronchoscopes Found to be Contaminated Despite Cleaning and Disinfection By Kelly M. Pyrek 18 Moving Away From Manual Reprocessing of Endoscopes By Sunny Vestal, MS, CST, CRCST, CHL, CIS, CER 28 New Studies Illustrate the Need for Rigorous Review of Infection Preventionist Staffing Models Across Healthcare Systems COVER STORY August 2018 | VOL. 22 | NO. 8 ICT (INFECTION CONTROL TODAY) (ISSN 1522-063X) is published monthly by Informa Exhibitions LLC, 2020 N. Central Ave, Suite 400, Phoenix, AZ 85004; (480) 990-1101. Periodicals postage paid at Phoenix, AZ and additional offi ces. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to: ICT, PO Box 3439, Northbrook, IL 60065-3439. Volume 22, Number 8. ICT subscription rates: one-year print domestic $12 and one-year print Canada USD $115. All subscriptions are non-refundable. Prices subject to change. Free digital subscriptions available at for US, Canada and other foreign subscribers. Copyright © 2018 Informa Exhibitions LLC. All rights reserved. The publisher reserves the right to accept or reject any advertising or editorial material. Advertisers, and/or their agents, assume the responsibility for all content of published advertisements and assume responsibility for any claims against the publisher based on the advertisement. Editorial contributors assume responsibility for their published works and assume responsibility for any claims against the publisher based on the published work. No part of this publication August be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval systems, without permission in writing from the publisher. All items submitted to ICT become the sole property of Informa Exhibitions LLC. Editorial content August not necessarily refl ect the views of the publisher. contents 12 20 24 18 24 Exploring Risk (and Risk Reduction) Beyond Central Lines By Michelle DeVries, MPH, CIC, VA-BC Infection Prevention Imperatives in Vascular Access

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