Frequency of interactions and hand disinfections among anesthesiologists while providing anesthesia care in the operating room: Induction versus maintenance

L. Silvia Munoz-Price, Bobbie Riley, Shawn Banks, Scott Eber, Kristopher Arheart, David Lubarsky, David J. Birnbach

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Abstract

We evaluated the behaviors of anesthesiologists during induction and maintenance of anesthesia. Contacts with surfaces occurred a mean (±standard error) of 154.8 ± 7.7 and 60 ± 3.1 times per hour during induction and maintenance, respectively (P <.0001). Hand hygiene events were 1.8 ± 0.27 per hour during induction versus 1.19 ± 0.27 during maintenance (P =.018).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1056-1059
Number of pages4
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Volume35
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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