Infection Prevention in Surgical Settings

Price: $53.95
Catalog No.: N50001
Publisher/Vendor: Elsevier (WB Saunders)
Author: Barbara J. Gruendemann, RN, MS, FAAN, CNOR and Sandra Stonehocker Mangum, RN, MN, CNOR
Pages: 387
Size: 5" x 8.25"
Format: Softcover Book
Infection Prevention in Surgical Settings - N50001

Infection Prevention in Surgical Settings discusses infection control guidelines that directly relate to surgical environments. It is useful to nurses who need to meet OSHA and JCAHO requirements for practice in perioperative, PACU, ambulatory, and endoscopy settings. Procedure guidelines are concisely described and followed by rationales referenced to AORN standards, CDC guidelines, and other resources.

Table of Contents

  • Preoperative Preparation of Patient
  • Surgical Environments and Traffic
    • Floors, Walls, and Ceilings
    • Temperature and Humidity
    • Airborne Contamination, Ventilation Systems, and Laminar Airflow
    • Ultraviolet (UV) Irradiation/Lights
    • Contaminated or Dirty Procedures
    • Tacky (Sticky) Mats
    • Construction and Renovation
    • Traffic Patterns
    • Visitors
    • Alternative Surgical Settings
  • Preparation of Personnel
    • Employee Health
    • Surgical Attire
    • Hand Washing
    • Surgical Scubbing
    • Gowning
    • Gloving
  • Surgical Practices
    • Sterile Techniques and Practices
    • Cleaning and Decontamination of Surgical Instruments
    • Disinfection
    • Sterilization
    • Flash Sterilization
    • Monitoring of Sterilization Processes
    • Event-Related Sterility, Expiration Dating, and Storage of Sterile Items
    • Parametric Release
    • Reuse/Reprocessing of Single-Use Devices
    • Cleaning Up of Rooms
    • Opening and Setting Up Rooms
    • Preparing the Patient's Skin
    • Draping
    • Dressings and Drains
    • Care of Specimens
    • Waste Management
  • Special Considerations
    • Standard Precautions
    • Bloodborn Pathogens and Safety Issues
    • Antibiotic-Resistant Organisms
    • Tuberculosis
    • Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease

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