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Bacterial Contamination of Surgical Scrubs and Laundering Mechanisms: Infection

Objective: To assess the bioburden associated with surgical scrub garments separated into eight categories based on single-use/re-usable status, use status (prior to use versus after use), and, for re-usable scrub garments, laundering mechanism (facility-laundered, third-party laundered and home-laundered). The study's aim was to determine whether or not this information provided any insight into the safety and efficacy of re-usable versus single-use scrubs and laundering mechanism.  Read More


New Study Finds MRSA on the Rise in Hospital Outpatients

Preventing spread of MRSA in outpatient environments Read More


EPA Issues Alert About Unapproved Flu Disinfectant Products

EPA Issues Alert About Unapproved Flu Disinfectant Products Read More


NYU Docs: MRSA Screening and Decolonization Is Worth the Cost

Program to screen and treat all surgical patients costs $115 per patient compared $60,000 or more per infection. Read More


Government Inspections Find Infection Control Practices 'Suboptimal' at ASCs

Two-thirds of surgery centers surveyed were cited for at least 1 lapse in a recent study of 68 ASCs throughout Maryland, North Carolina and Oklahoma. Read More


Making the Business Case for Infection Prevention

One of the most critical skills an infection preventionist can have is the ability to construct a solid business case for infection prevention and control at his or her healthcare institution. Read More


The Cost of Hospital Associated Infections

HAIs result in billions of dollars of preventable healthcare costs and extended patient stays. Learn how compliance with key guidelines can reduce this risk for your practice and patients. Read More


Cubical Curtain Cleaning: How Often is Often Enough?

Are you cleaning your preoperative and postoperative cubical curtains often enough? AORN discusses the policies and procedures your commercial laundry must follow in order to improve patient safety. Read More


Swedish Researchers Investigate Protective Capacity of Surgical Attire

This study compares the protective capacity between three clothing systems made of different materials – one mixed cotton/polyester and two polyesters - which all had passed the tests according to EN 13795 to determine which is best at reducing airborne bacteria during surgery. Read More


Swedish Researchers Investigate Protective Capacity of Surgical Attire

This study compares the protective capacity between three clothing systems made of different materials – one mixed cotton/polyester and two polyesters - which all had passed the tests according to EN 13795 to determine which is best at reducing airborne bacteria during surgery. Read More