Infection Control Today

DEC 2018

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4 ICT December 2018 www.infectioncontroltoday.com COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS 6 Editor's Letter Banish the "Just a Nurse" Mentality By Kelly M. Pyrek 8 SPD Dialogue Detergents in the SPD: Do You Measure or Just Pour? By Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPM, CFER 30 Product Locator 20 Curtains and Bed Sheets: Soft Surface Contamination and Transmission By Kelly M. Pyrek FEATURES 10 Electronic Surveillance:Slow Adoption Could Hamper Enhanced HAI Prevention Efforts By Kelly M. Pyrek 27 Patient Colonization: Implications and Possible Solutions for Contamination of the Healthcare Environment By Peter Teska, Jim Gauthier and Carol Calabrese COVER STORY December 2018 | VOL. 22 | NO. 12 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 12. 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 December 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 December not necessarily refl ect the views of the publisher. contents www.infectioncontroltoday.com 10 27 20

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