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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The 90’s Club: A Successful Hand Hygiene Adherence Campaign

July 9th 2024

The "90’s SwipeSense Club" significantly improved hand hygiene adherence at Novant Health Thomasville Medical Center. By incentivizing adherence through 1990s-themed rewards and using SwipeSense technology to track hygiene practices, the hospital increased adherence rates from 53% in 2021 to 84% by May 2024.

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Intersection of Infection Prevention and Vascular Health: Insights From William Shutze, MD, FACS

July 3rd 2024

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Hand Hygiene Adherence in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia: Safety Is Universal

July 1st 2024

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June 26th 2024

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Strategies to Prevent Infection During Childbirth: Vaginal vs Cesarean Delivery

June 13th 2024

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