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Environment of Care   Hypothermia 
Informatics    Medication Administration 
Moderate Sedation/Analgesia    Radiologic (X-ray) Exposure 
Sharps Safety     Skin Prep 
Sterile Technique    Sterilization 
SYNTEGRITY   Transmissible Infections 

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