Infection Prevention in Surgical Settings

1st Edition

Authors:

  • Barbara Gruendemann
  • Sandra Mangum
    • 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