Infection Control Today

APR 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 April 2019 COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS 6 EditorÕs Letter Prevent MRSA Infection After Hospital Discharge By Kelly M. Pyrek 8 Bug of the Month I'm Part of One Big Happy Family 10 OR Collaboration Key to Endoscope Safety By Stephanie Davis, MSHA, RN, CNOR, CSSM 12 A Seat at the Table: CS/SP Professionals Vital to Infection Prevention, Positive Patient Outcomes By Anthony Thurmond, CRCST, CIS, CHL 14 SPD Dialogue Transporting Contaminated Items By Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPM, CFER 34 Product Locator 20 New Guidance Outlines Recommendations for Infection Control in Anesthesiology By Kelly M. Pyrek FEATURES 24 Duodenoscope Contamination Persists Even After Reprocessing, Manufacturers' Surveillance Data Reveals By Kelly M. Pyrek 28 Surveying Sterile Processing and How Regulatory Bodies Have Shaped the Sterile Processing Community By Ashley Brooks BA, CRCST, CFER; and Jonathan Reimer, MBA, CRCST 30 Instrument Reprocessing and Infection Control During Pandemics By William C. Henry Sr., CRCST 32 Implanting Pedicle Screws Without Bacteria: How Do We Keep Track of Invisibles? By Aakash Agarwal, PhD COVER STORY April 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 3. 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 may 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 may not necessarily refl ect the views of the publisher. contents 28 24 30 32

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