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Operating Room (OR)

  • Infection Control Today - 06/2004: OR Topics
    AORN Surgical Scrub Update Appropriate Hygiene for the New Millennium By Kathy Dix Earlier this year, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) released updated guidelines on the proper procedures for surgical scrubs. The response from healthcare workers has ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Environmental Hygiene, Hand Hygiene
  • Infection Control Today
    April 2001 Jack Donaldson Donald J. What makes your day? A study of quality of worklife of OR nurses. Canadian Operating Room Nursing Journal, 1999 Dec, 17(4): 17-27 Wurstner J. Koch F. Role redesign in Perioperative Settings, AORN Journal, May 1995, 61(5): 834-844 Holly C. ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles
  • Infection Control Today
    May 2001 "Handwashing" By: Thomas L. Kovach. Bryan JL, Cohran J. Larson E. Handwashing a ritual. Critical Care Nursing Clinics of North America. 1995 Dec: 7: (4) 617-24. Larson E. APIC guideline for handwashing and hand asepsis in health care settings. American ...More
  • Infection Control Today
    JULY 2000 “Handwashing Protocol” Fukada T, Tachibana C, Tsukazaki Y, Satoh K, Ohe Y, Kawamata M. Importance of instructing anesthesiologists in handwashing against bacterial contamination. Japanense J Anesthesiology. 1997;46(4):552-555. Chamberlain AN, Halablab MA, Gould ...More
    June 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Hand Hygiene
  • Left-Brain Damage May Make People More Vulnerable to Infection
    A major immunological difference between the opposite halves of the human brain is now confirmed in a study published May 24, 2004 in the online edition of the Annals of Neurology. Researchers have found that damage or surgery to the left half of the brain may make a ...More
    May 25, 2004 Posted in News
  • $1.5 Billion in Annual Costs of Surgical Site Infections Can Be Reduced, Study Says
    FORT WORTH, Texas -- Research published in the American Journal of Infection Control (AJIC) says a systematic approach to preparing patients for surgery can reduce both secondary, hospital-acquired patient infections and related healthcare expenses across the United States. ...More
    May 20, 2004 Posted in News
  • New Campaign Urges Patients to Speak Up for Safer Surgery
    CINCINNATI -- As surgical infections and medical errors continue to receive attention and scrutiny in the U.S., patients are becoming more involved than ever before in the decisions that affect their care. To help fill the need for more patient education, Ethicon ...More
    May 18, 2004 Posted in News
  • Infection Control Today - 05/2004: Effective Management
    Effective Management of Borrowed Instrumentation By Richard P. Blasko, MBA, CSPDT, CRCST Given the lofty expenditure on surgical supplies and declining reimbursement, many facilities that specialize in total joint replacements have had to resort to consignment of ...More
    May 1, 2004 Posted in Articles, Disinfection & Sterilization
  • ETHICON Products Introduces New Needle Technology
    SOMERVILLE, N.J. -- ETHICON Products today announced the introduction of a revolutionary needle to its line of top-selling sutures. MultiPass Needles are designed to provide surgeons with sharper, stronger needles that provide better control, making every pass of the needle ...More
    April 16, 2004 Posted in News
  • AORN Honors Perioperative Registered Nurses
    SAN DIEGO -- Several members of the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), received national awards of excellence and achievement at AORN's 51st annual Congress in San Diego, March 21-25, 2004. Award winners include:  Award for Excellence in Perioperative ...More
    April 5, 2004 Posted in News