Q: We are having a discussion here at the
A: I don't think it matters when the ICP makes rounds as long as they are done routinely. In fact, it may be more beneficial to conduct rounds at different times of day or different shifts to observe different things like set-up for the first case or end of the day cleaning. Even observing during surgery is indicated at times to watch for breaks in technique, number of persons entering and leaving the OR, movement of OR staff around the sterile field, etc. The point is for the ICP to be "visible" in all of the facility, including the OR, as a resource to the staff, team members, and as the "facility conscience."