Prevention Strategies

Doctor performing bronchoscopy
Preventing Infection, Prevention Challenges, Prevention Strategies, Uncategorized,

The Role of Infection Prevention in Antimicroial Stewardship

Recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for curbing the spread of antimicrobial resistant organisms expand slightly beyond the responsible use of antibiotics. They include proper handwashing regimens and removing temporary medical devices, such as catheters and ventilators, as soon as they are no longer needed. Traditionally, antimicrobial stewardship focuses primarily on…
Two lab technicians looking through microscopes
Bronchoscope in clear bag labeled as cleaned and processed
Medical staff washing hands
Cleaning bronchoscope with small brush
Bronchoscope in clear bag labeled as cleaned and processed
Biohazard bin and garbage bin
Sterilization machine