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Mehrotra P, Gupta K, Strymish J, Kramer DB, Lambert-Kerzner A, Ho PM, Branch-Elliman W. Implementation of Infection Prevention and Antimicrobial Stewardship in Cardiac Electrophysiology Laboratories: Results from the SHEA Research Network. Infection control and hospital epidemiology. 2017 Apr 1; 38(4):496-498.
Infection prevention in electrophysiology (EP) laboratories is poorly characterized; thus, we conducted a cross-sectional survey using the SHEA Research Network. We found limited uptake of basic interventions, such as surveillance and appropriate peri-procedural antimicrobial use. Further study is needed to identify ways to improve infection prevention in this setting.