Infection Control Today

April 2001

Jack Donaldson

  1. 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
  2. Wurstner J. Koch F. Role redesign in Perioperative Settings, AORN Journal, May 1995, 61(5): 834-844
  3. Holly C. Spotlight on a Managers Successful Staff Integration, Surgical Services Management, January 1996, 2(1): 48-50
  4. Schultz, J.K. From CS to the OR and Back Again: Working as a Perioperative Team, Infection Control Today, January 2000, 4(1): 22-26


Best Practices Article 
by Carolyn A. Ramsey

  1. Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN). Recommended Practices for Skin Preparation of Patients, In: Standards, Recommended Practices and Guidelines. Denver: AORN; 2000:329-333.
  2. Mangram, Alicia J., Horan, Teresa C., Pearson, Michele L., Silver, Leah C., and Jarvis, William R., Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection. Infection control and Hospital Epidemiology. 1999; 20(4):257-258.
  3. Editorial., Shaving the Head: Reason or Ritual? Lancet. 1992; 340(8829): 1198-1199.
  4. Price, B., Dignity That Must be Respected. Body Image and the Surgical Patient. Professional Nurse. 1993; 8(10): 670-672.
  5. Tkach, J.R., Shannon, A.M., and Beastrom, R., Pseudofolliculitis Due to Preoperative Shaving. A.O.R.N. Journal. 1979; 30(5): 881-884.
  6. McIntyre, F.J., and McCloy, R., Shaving Patients Before Operation : A Dangerous Myth? Ann R Coll Surg Engl. 1994; 76(1): 3-4.
  7. deKoos, Paul T., and McComas, Bruce., Shaving Versus Skin Depilatory Cream for Preoperative Skin Preparation. American Journal of Surgery. 1983; 145(3): 377-378.
  8. Kaiser, A. B., Kernodle, D. S., Barg, N. L., and Petracek, M. R., Influence of Preoperative Showers on Staphylococcal Skin Colonization: A Comparative Trial of Antiseptic Skin Cleansers. Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 1988; 45(1): 35-38.
  9. Byrne, D. J., Napier, A. and Cuschieri, A., Rationalizing Whole Body Disinfection. Journal of Hospital Infection. 1990; 15(2): 183-187.
  10. Hayek, L. A Placebo-controlled trial of the Effect of Two Preoperative Baths or Shower: With Chlorhexidine Detergent on Postoperative wound Infection Rates. Journal of Hospital Infection. 1989; 13(2): 202-204.
  11. Byrne, D. J., Napier, A. Phillips, G. and Cuschieri, A., Effects of Whole Body Disinfection on Skin Flora in Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery. Journal of Hospital Infection. 1991; 17(3): 217-222.


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