Infection Control Today

MAR 2019

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 March 2019 COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS 6 Editor's Letter Infection Control Link Nurses: More Research Needed to Support This Key Role By Kelly M. Pyrek 8 SPD Dialogue Manual High-Level Disinfection: The Importance of Temperature By Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPM, CFER 12 Bug of the Month 13 Preventing Waterborne Pathogen Transmission By Kelly M. Pyrek FEATURES 20 Janitor-Induced Cross Contamination: Causes and Cures By Robert Shor, DPM 22 Patient-Centered Care: Understanding Patient Perception of Surgical Infection Prevention Technology By Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC COVER STORY March 2019 | VOL. 23 | NO. 3 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 2. 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 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 20 13 22

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