Infection Control Today

OCT 2018

ICT delivers to infection preventionists & their colleagues in the operating room, sterile processing/central sterile, environmental services & materials management, timely & relevant news, trends & information impacting the profession & the industry

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4 ICT October 2018 COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS 6 Editor's Letter Joining the Digital Revolution By Kelly M. Pyrek 8 SPD Dialogue Performing Rigid Container Testing By Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPM, CFER 36 Product Locator 26 100 Years after the Spanish Flu: Lessons Learned and Challenges for the Future By Kelly M. Pyrek FEATURES 12 Antimicrobial Resistance: Stewardship and Strategies for Conquering a Global Threat By Kelly M. Pyrek 34 In Practice: A Bundled Approach to Clostridium difficile Infection Reduction By Kimberly Candray, CIC, BS, MT(ASCP) COVER STORY October 2018 | VOL. 22 | NO. 10 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. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to: ICT, PO Box 3439, Northbrook, IL 60065-3439. Volume 22, Number 10. 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 October 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 October not necessarily refl ect the views of the publisher. contents 8 26 34 12 Cover photo courtesy of the Library of Congress

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