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    Pat, Having been an ES Director for 34 years, here is the system that I found works best (and will raise Patient Satisfaction scores): Regulations and standards require the hospital or facility to have a method of maintaining a separation...

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    Susan, Having been an ES Director for 34 years, I can tell you this is a bad idea for several reasons. Nothing "dirty" should leave the patient's room. It should be disinfected in place. Specialty (rental) beds are different. Since they...

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    Lisa, here are a few suggestions for the proper disinfection of patient care devices: Choose a product that is a tuberculocidal, intermediate-level disinfectant rather than a low-level disinfectant. That way, you will kill a much broader range...

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    Hi Terri- often these types of infections when you have multiple revisions are very complex. The timeframe from Sept to June exceeds 90 days, so the initial revision mentioned does not meet criteria. So it sounds like the unfortunate patient had 2...

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