3 ways ASCs can avoid infection control lapses

Medline's Outpatient Outcomes magazine outlined three steps ASCs can take to improve their infection control measures.

Here are the key details to know:

1. Talk about antibiotic use with physicians. Ensuring optimal use of antibiotics can slow the spread of bacteria.

2. Keep track of infection rates. Revising practices through data analysis can improve outcomes.

3. Make device and instrument reprocessing and sterilization a priority. Improperly cleaned instruments can cause a multitude of infection control issues. Distributors and other sources that handle device and instrument reprocessing can help ASCs meet sterilization guidelines.

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