Infection Control Today

NOV 2018

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4 ICT November 2018 www.infectioncontroltoday.com COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS 6 Editor's Letter Are You Doing All You Can to Prevent Infections? By Kelly M. Pyrek 8 SPD Dialogue 'Management by Walking Around': A Strategy to Ensure IFUs are Followed in the SPD By Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPM, CFER 33 Product Locator 12 Occupational Health: Joining Forces With Infection Prevention By Kelly M. Pyrek FEATURES 16 Vaccination: A Key Weapon in the Occupational Health Arsenal 22 Behind the Curtain of Sharps Injury Prevention and Device Reprocessing By Karen A. Daley, PhD, RN, FAAN, and Amber H. Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH 26 Shoe Sole and Floor Contamination: A New Consideration in the Environmental Hygiene Challenge for Hospitals By Kelly M. Pyrek COVER STORY November 2018 | VOL. 22 | NO. 11 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 11. 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 infectioncontroltoday.com 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 November 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 November not necessarily refl ect the views of the publisher. contents www.infectioncontroltoday.com 12 12 22 22 26 26 26 16 16

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