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Infection control in dentistry is essential to the health of the population as a whole.  As a dental professional, you know how much work goes into keeping a clinic clean, the instruments and devices sterile, and the patients and staff safe. You’ve got to follow......

Outpatient surgeries are prevalent in the healthcare field. Medical professionals at outpatient centers, or ambulatory centers, perform a variety of ambulatory surgical procedures. The benefits of ambulatory settings are ample; they’re affordable, offer accessible scheduling, and allow patients to recover in the comfort of their......

Proper sanitation and infection control practices are essential in dental practices to prevent the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID-19, influenza, hepatitis, and more. Many federal agencies, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), have guidelines......

Ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs) have made convenient surgery possible in the United States. These centers are popular, with ASC healthcare staff members treating numerous patients per day. Efficiency is the name of the game in ASCs so that providers can better maximize case volume and......

At its foundation, ambulatory surgical procedures refer to the ability for a patient to leave the hospital or medical facility the same day of the surgery without being admitted. There are several other names for ambulatory surgeries, such as: Outpatient surgery Same-day procedure (surgery) Minimally......

The number of outpatient surgical procedures in the U.S. is expected to climb to 144 million per year by 2023. Additionally, more than 48 million inpatient surgical procedures are performed in hospitals annually.  The tremendous growth in surgical cases leaves room for infections if hospitals......

When undergoing a hospital renovation or construction project, it’s crucial to consider infection control when making design decisions. Poor design can lead to higher infection rates, accreditation survey citations, and decreased hospital efficiency. You’ll want to hire an infection control consultant who can offer expert......