Interactions between anesthesiologists and the environment while providing anesthesia care in the operating room

L. Silvia Munoz-Price, David Lubarsky, Kristopher L. Arheart, Guillermo Prado, Timothy Cleary, Yovanit Fajardo-Aquino, Dennise DePascale, Scott Eber, Philip Carling, David J. Birnbach

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Abstract

We describe 1,132 contacts between anesthesiologists and the operating room. Objects most commonly touched included anesthesia machines and keyboards. Only 13 hand hygiene events were witnessed during 8 hours of observations. Line insertions, bronchoscopies, or blood exposures were not followed by hand hygiene. Stopcocks were accessed 66 times and only disinfected on 10 (15%) of these occasions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)922-924
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Infection Control
Volume41
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Hand Hygiene
Operating Rooms
Anesthesia
Bronchoscopy
Anesthesiologists

Keywords

  • Anesthesia providers Environmental contacts Hand hygiene Intraoperative

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Health Policy
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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Interactions between anesthesiologists and the environment while providing anesthesia care in the operating room. / Munoz-Price, L. Silvia; Lubarsky, David; Arheart, Kristopher L.; Prado, Guillermo; Cleary, Timothy; Fajardo-Aquino, Yovanit; DePascale, Dennise; Eber, Scott; Carling, Philip; Birnbach, David J.

In: American Journal of Infection Control, Vol. 41, No. 10, 01.10.2013, p. 922-924.

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Munoz-Price, LS, Lubarsky, D, Arheart, KL, Prado, G, Cleary, T, Fajardo-Aquino, Y, DePascale, D, Eber, S, Carling, P & Birnbach, DJ 2013, 'Interactions between anesthesiologists and the environment while providing anesthesia care in the operating room', American Journal of Infection Control, vol. 41, no. 10, pp. 922-924. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2013.03.306
Munoz-Price, L. Silvia ; Lubarsky, David ; Arheart, Kristopher L. ; Prado, Guillermo ; Cleary, Timothy ; Fajardo-Aquino, Yovanit ; DePascale, Dennise ; Eber, Scott ; Carling, Philip ; Birnbach, David J. / Interactions between anesthesiologists and the environment while providing anesthesia care in the operating room. In: American Journal of Infection Control. 2013 ; Vol. 41, No. 10. pp. 922-924.
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