Medical Equipment

Setting a New Standard for Ultrasound Probe Disinfection

The Spaulding classification system1 classifies ultrasound probes that contact mucous membranes or non-intact skin, as semi-critical medical devices. The Centers...

Read more

Human Papillomavirus – The New Challenge For Infection Prevention

HLD is defined as the complete elimination of all organisms except for large numbers of bacterial spores. The trophon EPR...

Read more

Quality Assurance for Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide Sterilizers

When is the last time your facility reviewed your Quality Assurance practices for Vaporized Hydrogen Peroxide (VH2O2) Sterilizers? Is your...

Read more

A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Monitoring Practices

“A Review of Sterilization Methods and Recommended Practices for Healthcare Facilities PART II: Terminal Low Temperature Sterilization” is a 1.0...

Read more

Latest Stories

Technical Review & Assessment of PURELL Healthcare CRT HEALTHY SOAP

Nationally and internationally-recognized hand hygiene guidelines permit healthcare facilities to choose whether to use an antimicrobial or a non-antimicrobial soap....

Utilizing a Business Case to Link Reduction in Infections to Reduction in Costs

In a recently published clinical poster titled Utilizing a Business Case to Link Reduction in Infections to Reduction in Costs,...

Confident Compliance for TEE Ultrasound Probes

Transesophageal (TEE) ultrasound probes are expensive, delicate devices that require a certain level of care. Keep your facility’s TEE probes...

Bacteria attributed to sterile gel in ultrasound guided central line insertions

This study describes an outbreak of Burkholderia cenocepacia bacteremia in 4 hospitals across Australia between the dates of March 2017...

Rethink Your Approach to Infection Control

The skin is the largest organ system in the human body, making up roughly 16% of our body weight. When...

The GOJO Guide to Fire Safety and Alcohol-Based Hand Rubs

Ensuring compliance to fire codes and fire safety regulations can be confusing for healthcare facilities due to the many different...

The Hidden Danger of Biofilms

Biofilms are complex communities of microorganisms that can attach to both biotic and abiotic surfaces and represent one of the...

Optimal Skin pH and Why It Matters

Healthy skin is fundamental to our overall health. As the largest organ in our body, the skin provides a critical...