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In the October edition of the JHI, a new scoping review inspects impact of IPC measures on the carbon footprint of the operating room (Bolten et al). New research suggests under-mask beard covers can achieve an adequate seal with tight-fitting disposable respirators (Bhatia et al.), evaluates zone disinfection by air-passable plasma filters (Baek et al.) and strategies to improve the implementation of infection control link nurse programmes in acute-care hospitals (Dekker et al.). Shorter practice points to note this month include a hypothesis for association between electrical surgical incision techniques and surgical site infection (Clancy et al.), an evaluation of initial specimen diversion technique for reducing blood culture contamination in children (Lalezari et al.).

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In an informal setting, Dr Gemma Winzor talks to expert guests about current research, challenges and opinions in infection prevention and control (IPC). An engaging listen for infection control specialists, healthcare professionals or anybody with an interest in infection control, microbiology, epidemiology or healthcare more broadly.

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