Infection Prevention Resource Center

Preventing Surgical Infections

Surgical procedures are increasingly common and complex in the U.S. More than 30 million people undergo surgery each year. Surgical teams now operate in ambulatory care centers, freestanding facilities and physicians’ offices. Unfortunately, whatever the setting, some patients develop surgical-site infections (SSIs). The true…

The Dirty Dozen in Infection Control

How sharp are your skills in identifying infection control violations? ADVANCE asked nurses at Beebe Medical Center, Lewes, DE, to create a room that would be an infection control nightmare. Beebe nurses put their heads together and staged an isolation room with 12 infection control no-no’s.…

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