Infection Control Today

MAY 2019

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4 ICT May 2019 COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS 6 Editor's Letter Could Subsidies for Infection Control to Healthcare Institutions Reduce HAIs? By Kelly M. Pyrek 8 Bug of the Month Patients With Indwelling Devices are My Favorite Peeps 14 SPD Dialogue Where to Locate High-Level Disinfection in the SPD By Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPM, CFER 22 Clinical Microbiology, Infection Prevention & Epidemiology: The Trifecta Fighting HAIs By Kelly M. Pyrek FEATURES 11 IPs Can Play Key Role in Addressing Patient-Safety Threats By Kelly M. Pyrek 14 Are We There Yet? More Than Just Central Lines By Michelle DeVries, MPH, CIC, VA-BC 19 Shifting the Standard of Care in IV Dislodgement Prevention By Nancy Moureau, RN, PhD, CRNI, CPUI, VA-BC COVER STORY May 2019 | VOL. 23 | NO. 4 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 4. 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 14 11 19 22

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