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Covergown Policy and Postoperative Infection Rate by Kathy Donaldson, Debra Frederick, Ann Alameda and Margaret Hodge
Recommended practices for surgical attire. In: Standards, Recommended Practices & Guidelines. Denver: Association of Operating Room Nurse, Inc.; 1999:184.
Copp G, et. al. Covergowns and the control of operating room contamination. Nurs Res. Sept/Oct 1986; 35:263-268.
Handwashing Problems and Solutions: Part I by David Dyer
Instrument Processing: An Advancement in High-Level Disinfection by Martin S. Favero
Cost Effective Glove Selection by Curt Hamann, Therese Long, and Pamela Rodgers
Endoscope Cleaning & Disinfection by Marilyn Schaffner
Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates, Inc. Guideline for the use of high-level disinfectants and sterilants for reprocessing of flexible gastrointestinal endoscopes. Gastroenterol Nurs J. 1999;22:127-134.
The Working Party of the British Society of Gastroenterology Endoscopy Committee. Cleaning and disinfection of equipment for gastrointestinal endoscopy. GUT. 1998;42:585-593.
Cowen, A. Of microbes, men, and machines. Am J Gastroenterol. 1998;93:2011-2013.
CS Role in Perioperative Team by Julie Stoller
Using Glutaraldehyde Solutions by Martha Young
Norarianni GL. Glutaraldehyde: A seven-step safety program. Infect Control Sterilization Technol. November 1996:19-26.
Ventilation, Routine. Material Safety Data Sheets for Cidex Disinfecting Solutions. Advanced Sterilization Products.
10/03/1997-Use of latex surgical exam gloves for protection from glutaraldehyde. www.osha-slc.gov/OshDoc/Interp_data//I19971003.html.
Indicators for use: Cidex disinfecting solutions. Advanced Sterilization Products.
Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Hazard communication standard. Code of Federal Regulations. Title 29, Part 1910.1200.
UsingGermicides for Cleaning the OR by Lisa S. Higa
Garner JS, Faver MS. Guideline for Handwashing and Hospital Environmental Control. Atlanta, Ga: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1985.
Favero MS, Bond W. Chemical disinfection of medical and surgical materials. In: Block SS, ed. Disinfection, Sterilization, and Preservation. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Lea & Febiger. 1991;617-641.
Rutala WA. APIC Guideline for Selection and Use of Disinfectants. AJIC. 1996;23(4):251-259.