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Improve ASC Outcomes Through Environmental Hygiene

Assemble a multidisciplinary team, follow evidence-based guidelines and use the right tools

Rockford Ambulatory Surgery Center in Rockford, Illinois, assumes every patient who walks in the door to be potentially infectious. That mentality, says Gina Hartman, RN, CASC, the ASC’s director of perioperative services, helps keep staff focused on effectively cleaning any surface that might come into contact with patients. “By ensuring environmental hygiene has been completed, our perioperative staff reduce the risk not only for postoperative infections but also contagious respiratory diseases,” she says.

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