Episode 73: March 26, 2021 - The Dirty Dozen: Contaminated Things

Listen as Maureen Burger and Dawn discuss the “Dirty Dozen,” or potential contamination events in infusion therapy.

​Maureen Burger MSN, RN, CPHQ, FACHE

Chief Nursing Officer, Visante Inc.

Visante Inc.

Maureen Burger MSN, RN, CPHQ, FACHE, is the Chief Nursing Officer for Visante Inc., a medication management consulting firm. She has a long career in positions of progressive responsibility, both in nursing and hospital administration. Most recently, Maureen has served as Vice President of Quality, Safety, Risk, Accreditation, and Infection Control for Indiana University Health. As a consultant, she is thrilled to be able to focus her research, writing, and consulting on medication safety, especially when it involves IV push medications and drug diversion in healthcare. Ms. Burger obtained a master’s degree in Critical Care Nursing from Case Western Reserve University. She is certified in Healthcare Quality and is recognized as a Fellow by the American College of Healthcare Executives. When she is not advocating for patients and safety, Maureen, and her husband breed and race thoroughbred horses. Maureen lives in Indianapolis, IN. 

Host: Dawn Berndt, DNP, RN, CRNI® – INS Clinical Education & Publications Manager

Guest: Maureen Burger MSN, RN, CPHQ, FACHE


Infection prevention in infusion therapy is crucial for safeguarding patient safety. Application of Aseptic Non Touch Technique (ANTT®) is essential for all infusion-related procedures. Listen as Maureen Burger and Dawn Berndt discuss 12 potential breaches in aseptic technique and describe the actions that knowledgeable clinicians will take to keep their patients safe. 


  1. Gorski LA, Hadaway L, Hagle ME, et al. Infusion therapy standards of practice. J Infus Nurs. 2021;44(suppl 1):S1-S224. doi:10.1097/NAN.0000000000000396
  2. National Coalition for IV Push Safety: National Coalition for IV Push Safety (ncivps.org)