More Infection Prevention Articles
How Does Endoscope Usage Contribute to Channel Damage and Contamination?
Preventing InfectionA study highlights the correlation between the use of accessories and increased bacterial attachment to an endoscope’s inner channels.
How to Distinguish Counterfeit PPE from The Real Thing
Prevention ChallengesSurgical masks and proper hand hygiene protect healthcare workers from COVID-19 during aerosol-generating procedures such as bronchoscopies. PPE is also vital to keeping endoscope reprocessing staffers safe.
‘You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know’: Common Misconceptions About Endoscope Reprocessing
Patient SafetyA recent review article from Michelle Alfa, a longtime medical device reprocessing researcher, explores many areas where endoscope reprocessing may fall short. Often, she notes, it’s because of a lack of knowledge about the proper protocol… “you don’t know what you don’t know.”
International Infection Prevention Week 2020: More Infection Preventionists Are Needed
Public HealthCOVID-19 has only magnified the need, with long-term care facilities and now even airlines, cruise lines, schools and other workplaces in the hunt for infection control expertise. The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology is working to boost certification offerings.