Phenelle Segal of ICCS Identifies 5 Areas of Focus for Infection Prevention in AORN's OR Exec

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Phenelle Segal, president of infection prevention consulting firm ICCS, discusses five areas creating ongoing barriers to effective infection prevention and control practices in AORN's OR Exec newsletter.

The five areas are as follows:
  • Surgical attire
  • Instrument reprocessing
  • Safe injection practices
  • Skin prep
  • Room turnover and terminal cleaning

To read about why each of these should be an area of focus for facilities, click here to access the OR Exec column.

OR Exec is a monthly newsletter providing perioperative leaders with effective strategies, tools and opportunities to improve OR management.

ICCS (Infection Control Consulting Services) is a national provider of infection prevention and control services to hospitals, outpatient care facilities, ambulatory surgery centers, nursing homes and many other types of facilities. Learn more about ICCS's infection control services and infection prevention education.

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC

Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC, is the founder and president of Infection Control Consulting Services LLC (ICCS). Phenelle has more than 30 years' experience providing customized comprehensive infection control and prevention services to healthcare facilities nationwide. Her services focus on assisting hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, dental office and oral surgery practices, doctor's offices, nursing homes and other organizations with implementing and maintaining an infection control program that: complies with The Joint Commission, AAAHC, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) and other regulatory agencies; respond to situations of noncompliance; and improve the processes for reducing risk.