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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Strategies to Prevent Infection During Childbirth: Vaginal vs Cesarean Delivery

June 13th 2024

Infection prevention during childbirth, via vaginal or cesarean delivery, is crucial for maternal and neonatal health. Strategies include strict hygiene, sterile techniques, and antibiotic prophylaxis to reduce postpartum infection risks.

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Surgical Site Infections in Knee Surgery Patients: A Comprehensive Review

May 13th 2024

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Comprehensive Guide to Lymphedema: Causes, Prevention, and Management Strategies

May 3rd 2024

Vangie Dennis, MSN, RN, CNOR, CMLSO
Catching Up With Vangie Dennis, AORN 2022-2023 President at AORN 2024

March 26th 2024

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March 22nd 2024

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