Infection Prevention in Surgical Settings

1st Edition

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  • Print ISBN 9780721690353

Table of Contents

PREOPERATIVE PREPARATION OF PATIENT · Preoperative Patient Preparation · SURGICAL ENVIRONMENTS AND TRAFFIC · Floors, Walls, and Ceilings · Temperature and Humidity · Airborne Contamination, Ventilation Systems, and Laminar Airflow · Ultraviolet (UV) Irradiation/Lights · Contaminated or Dirty Procedures · Tacky (Sticky) Mats · Construction and Renovation · Traffic Patterns · Visitors · Alternative Surgical Settings · PREPARATION OF PERSONNEL · Employee Health · Surgical Attire · Hand Washing · Surgical Scubbing · Gowning · Gloving · SURGICAL PRACTICES · Sterile Techniques and Practices · Cleaning and Decontamination of Surgical Instruments · Disinfection · Sterilization · Flash Sterilization · Monitoring of Sterilization Processes · Event-Related Sterility, Expiration Dating, and Storage of Sterile Items · Parametric Release · Reuse/Reprocessing of Single-Use Devices · Cleaning Up of Rooms · Opening and Setting Up Rooms · Preparing the Patient's Skin · Draping · Dressings and Drains · Care of Specimins · Waste Management · SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS · Standard Precautions · Bloodborn Pathogens and Safety Issues · Antibiotic-Resistant Organisms · Tuberculosis · Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

Details

No. of pages:
387
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2001
Published:
Imprint:
Saunders
Print ISBN:
9780721690353

About the authors

Barbara Gruendemann

Affiliations and Expertise

Principal and Project Director, G4 Productions, Dallas, TX

Sandra Mangum

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT