Operating Room

The Infection Control Today® operating room page provides news articles and videos on the intersection between surgery and infection prevention. The operating room is a prime breeding ground for harmful pathogens to spread, resulting in surgical site infections. The role of the infection preventionist, together with the perioperative nursing staff, is to craft policies and processes to cut down on these infections and ensure patient safety during surgical procedures.

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Weekly Rounds: Antimicrobial Resistant Gonorrhea, CDC Speaks to ICT, and More
Weekly Rounds: Antimicrobial Resistant Gonorrhea, CDC Speaks to ICT, and More

July 19th 2024

Take 5 minutes to catch up on Infection Control Today®’s highlights for the week ending July 20, 2024.

The David J. Sencer CDC Museum at the Edward R. Roybal campus, the headquarters of the CDC in Atlanta, Georgia  (Adobe Stock 520909275 by Tada Images)
CDC Speaks About New Data From Antimicrobial Resistance Threats Fact Sheet

July 18th 2024

90's Club Member Loyalty Card  (Photo credit: authors)
The 90’s Club: A Successful Hand Hygiene Adherence Campaign

July 9th 2024

Photo of an unhealthy carotid artery with plaque in it.  (Photo credit: William Shutze, MD, FACS)
Intersection of Infection Prevention and Vascular Health: Insights From William Shutze, MD, FACS

July 3rd 2024

Male doctor washes his hands before a surgery operation before entering an operating room  (Adobe Stock 394959548 by Roman)
Hand Hygiene Adherence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Safety Is Universal

July 1st 2024

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