Saturday, 2 July 2016

Hand Contact & Hand Hygiene


Researchers acknowledge the high frequency and fast pace of interactions in the OR may preclude frequent hand disinfection. However, if hand hygiene is not followed and environmental cleaning and disinfection are subpar, it sets up a perfect storm of lingering contamination and potential transmission of pathogenic organisms that can lead to surgical site infections.

A new report summarizes several aspects of hand hygiene and environmental hygiene pertinent to the operating room environment, as well as synthesizing data from current studies in medical literature.

To access the report, see Infection Control Today

Posted by Dr. Tim Sandle