Healthcare Hygiene magazine October 2019 | Page 4

h ealthcarehygienemagazine BUILDING BRIDGES BETWEEN INFECTION PREVENTION/EPIDEMIOLOGY, SCIENTIFIC R&D, MANUFACTURING AND REGULATORY/COMPLIANCE contents Cover Story 15 Environmental Persistence Candida auris: A Stealth Enemy With By Kelly M. Pyrek 6 8 Defining “Clean” in the Healthcare 20 Environment: A Microbial Standard is a Moving Target Columns Editor’s Letter Building Bridges Among Healthcare Stakeholders By Kelly M. Pyrek Under the Microscope Sitting at the Intersection of Microbes and Surfaces By Rodney E. Rohde, PhD, MS, SM(ASCP)CM SVCM, MBCM, FACSc Case Study 10 Hospital Surface Hygiene: The Opportunity for Features vol. 1 no.1 Continuous Antimicrobial Protection By Maha El-Sayed, PhD Infection Prevention 14 Legionella: Recognizing the Risk and the Resources By Kelly M. Pyrek By Sylvia Garcia, MBA, RN, CIC Hand Hygiene Applying the Hierarchy of Controls ™ to the 34 28 Hand Hygiene: The Problem We Only Seven Aspects of Surface Selection By Linda Lybert and Amber Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH Think We Solved By Paul Alper By Kathy Warye HSI Announces Creation of the Healthcare 30 Patient Safety & Quality Surfaces Certification Program 36 Learning from the Past to Protect the Future By Linda Lybert and Caroline Etland, PhD, MSN A Decontamination Carrier Platform to Test Microbial 32 Sterile Processing of High-Touch 37 The Missing Science of Sterile Processing: Environmental Surfaces by Wiping By Syed A. Sattar, PhD; Bahram Zargar, PhD; and Saeideh Naderi, PhD On Credentials and Real Improvement By Hank Balch Environmental Hygiene 38 Cleaning and Disinfection in the 21st Century on the cover This image depicts a strain of Candida auris cultured in a petri dish at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Candida auris is an emerging fungus that presents a serious global health threat. C. auris is difficult to identify with standard laboratory methods and can be misidentified in labs without specific technology. Image courtesy of Shawn Lockhart/CDC 4 By J. Darrel Hicks Healthcare Textiles & Laundry 39 The Modern Healthcare Laundry Will Shoot for the Moon By Gregory Gicewicz There’s more content online! Visit our Product/Technology Showcase at: https://www.healthcarehygiene october 2019 •