Infection Prevention in the Perioperative Setting: Zero Tolerance for Infections, An Issue of Perioperative Nursing Clinics

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This issue of Perioperative Nursing Clinics, Guest Edited by George Allen, features subject topics such as: OR Attire's Potential for Infection Transmission; Strategies for Preventing Sharps Injuries; Managing Patients with MDROs - Implementing Isolation Procedures in the Perioperative Setting; Anesthesia Care Providers - Identifying/Mitigating Potential for Infection Transmission; Urinary Catheter Insertion and Care in the Perioperative Setting; Hand Hygiene and the Surgical Team; Outlining Effective Strategies for Preventing SSI; Environmental Sanitation - Review of New Technologies; Reprocessing Instruments: Focus on Eye Surgery and TASS (Toxic Anterior Segment Syndrome); Skin Prepping to Maximize Positive Outcomes; Improving the process of supplying instruments from central processing to the OR using the LEAN method; Using Performance Improvement Methodology in Finding the Cause of Increase Biological Cultures in the Operating Room and Solutions for Corrections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781437724820
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 12/23/2010
  • Series: Clinics: Nursing Series
  • Pages: 414
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword Nancy Girard ix

Preface George Allen xiii

Hand Hygiene and the Surgical Team George Allen 411

Managing Patients with Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: Implementing Isolation Precaution Procedures in the Perioperative Setting George Allen 419

Anesthesia as a Risk for Health Care Acquired Infections Barbara A. Smith 427

Surgical Hand Antisepsis: Where We Have Been and Where We Are Today Audrey B. Adams 443

Catheter-Associated Urinary Tract Infection Prevention in Surgical Patients Steven Bock 449

Surgical Skin Antisepsis Robert Garcia 457

Improving the Process of Supplying Instruments to the Operating Room Using the Lean Rapid Cycle Improvement Process Kathi Mullaney 479

Collaboration Among Central Sterile Processing, Surgical Services, and Infection Prevention and Control Finds Solutions of Increased Positive Biologic Cultures During Flash Sterilization in the Operating Room Mary Ann Magerl Mary Olivera 489

Strategies for Preventing Sharp Injuries in the Perioperative Setting Lucille H. Herring 501

Index 507

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