Current principles and practices; new research; and new technologies in disinfection, sterilization, and antisepsis
Disinfection and sterilization: An overview
Evidence that contaminated surfaces contribute to the transmission of hospital pathogens and an overview of strategies to address contaminated surfaces in hospital settings
Does improving surface cleaning and disinfection reduce health care-associated infections?
Methods for assessing the adequacy of practice and improving room disinfection
Best practices in disinfection of noncritical surfaces in the health care setting: Creating a bundle for success
Self-disinfecting surfaces: Review of current methodologies and future prospects
Disinfectants used for environmental disinfection and new room decontamination technology
Monitoring hand hygiene: Meaningless, harmful, or helpful?
Immediate use steam sterilization: Moving beyond current policy
Reducing the risk of surgical site infections: Does chlorhexidine gluconate provide a risk reduction benefit?
Monitoring and improving the effectiveness of cleaning medical and surgical devices
New developments in reprocessing semicritical items
Assessing the risk of disease transmission to patients when there is a failure to follow recommended disinfection and sterilization guidelines
Development and assessment of disinfectant efficacy test methods for regulatory purposes
The role of biofilms in reprocessing medical devices
New technologies and trends in sterilization and disinfection
A risk assessment approach to use of antimicrobials in the home to prevent spread of infection
Update on hand hygiene
The crucial role of wiping in decontamination of high-touch environmental surfaces: Review of current status and directions for the future
Role of the environment in the transmission of Clostridium difficile in health care facilities
High-level disinfection, sterilization, and antisepsis: Current issues in reprocessing medical and surgical instruments