Infection Control Today

JUN 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 June 2019 COLUMNS & DEPARTMENTS 6 Editor's Letter Antibiotic Stewardship in the Outpatient Setting By Kelly M. Pyrek 8 Bug of the Month Warfare Against an Antibiotic is in Our Name 10 SPD Dialogue Placing Loaned Sets Inside Rigid Containers: Fact or Fiction? By Nancy Chobin, RN, AAS, ACSP, CSPM, CFER 28 In Practice: Evolving Technologies for Decontaminating Healthcare Environments By Robert A. Garcia, BS, MT(ASCP), CIC, FAPIC 30 Product Locator 20 Infection Control in Occupational Health: CDC Seeks to Update Guidelines By Kelly M. Pyrek FEATURES 14 Creating a Safer Environment for Healtcare Providers: Focus on Personal Protective Equipment By Sylvia Garcia, RN, MBA, CIC 24 As the MDRO Threat Mounts, It's Time to Update the Spaulding Classification By Stephen Spanos, MD 26 While Staph Infections Still a Threat, Decolonization May Provide a Solution COVER STORY June 2019 | VOL. 23 | NO. 5 ICT (INFECTION CONTROL TODAY) (ISSN 1522-063X) is published 10 months by MultiMedia Healthcare LLC 325 W 1st St Duluth MN 55802. POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to: ICT, PO Box 3439, Northbrook, IL 60065-3439. Volume 23, Number 5. 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 2019 MultiMedia Healthcare 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 MultiMedia Healthcare LLC. Editorial content may not necessarily refl ect the views of the publisher. contents 20 14 24 26

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