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Create an infection control program including these five areas

When patients enter your practice, every doorknob, countertop, or writing device they come in contact with is a path to infection.

This is one reason why you need to maintain a safe environment for your staff members and patients, especially since agencies such as OSHA are tightening their scrutiny of the physician’s office environment.

The most important responsibility of any practice is to decrease the spread of infection, says Gwen Rogers, RN, BS, MS, CIC, manager of epidemiology and infection prevention at Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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