Radiographics 2015 Jul-Aug;35(4):1231-44. Epub 2015 Jun 5.
From the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Allegheny Health Network, Allegheny General Hospital, 320 E North Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 (S.K.M., M.S.H.); Department of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pa (T.R.T.); Aurora Neuroscience Innovation Institute, Aurora St Luke's Medical Center, Milwaukee, Wis (M.B.F.); and Center for Vaccine Research, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pa (A.L.H.).
The implementation of standardized infection control and prevention practices is increasingly relevant as modern radiology practice evolves into its more clinical role. Current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, and World Health Organization guidelines for the proper use of personal protective equipment, decontamination of reusable medical equipment, and appropriate management of bloodborne pathogen exposures will be reviewed. Standard precautions apply to all patients at all times and are the mainstay of infection control. Read More