Infection Prevention in the Operating Room Anesthesia Work Area

Publication Date: December 3, 2018

Key Points

Key Points

The potential for clinically significant microbial cross-transmission in the intraoperative environment poses a threat to patient safety.

A growing body of literature has shown contamination in the anesthesia work area, including the anesthesia medical work cart, stopcocks, laryngeal masks and laryngoscope blades, touchscreens, and keyboards, as well as on providers’ hands, resulting in transmissions, healthcare-associated infections, and increased risk of patient mortality.

Recommendations

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...iene Hand hyg...


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...ronmental Disinfection...