Infection Control Today

FEB 2019

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4 ICT January/February 2019 www.infectioncontroltoday.com COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS 6 Editor's Letter Change is the One Constant in Publishing By Kelly M. Pyrek 8 Bug of the Month 10 SPD Dialogue Quantity and Location of Chemical Indicators By Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPM, CFER 12 Survey Survival Staying in Compliance by Following Policies By Sylvia Garcia, MBA, RN, CIC 42 Product Locator 26 Mitigating Healthcare Hazards as a Risk Management Strategy By Kelly M. Pyrek FEATURES 16 The Basics of a Business Case for Infection Prevention By Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC 18 Greater Investments in Nurses is Key to Preventing Patient Harm By Kelly M. Pyrek 19 Many IPs Still Engaged, Feeling Positive About Their Profession, ICT Survey Indicates By Kelly M. Pyrek 31 Contaminated Mobile Technology: Making it Part of Your Institution's Cleaning and Disinfection Program By Kelly M. Pyrek 36 Safeguard Your Scopes: Tips to Minimize Scope Repairs and Maintain Reprocessing Validation By Melinda Benedict, MS, CIC, CFER 38 In Practice: Catheter Material Inhibits Bacterial Attachment By Michelle DeVries, MPH, CIC, VA-BC 40 In Practice: Reduction of Operating Room Airborne Bacteria with HUAIRS By David Kirschman, MD COVER STORY January/February 2019 | VOL. 23 | NO. 1 ICT (INFECTION CONTROL TODAY) (ISSN 1522-063X) is published 10 months 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 23, Number 1. ICT subscription rates: is published 10 months print domestic $12 and is published 10 months 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 16 26 31 18

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