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The use of a novel technology to study dynamics of pathogen transmission in the operating room. Anesth Analg 2015 Apr;120(4):844-7

Date

05/09/2014

Pubmed ID

24810261

DOI

10.1213/ANE.0000000000000226

Abstract

Pathogenic organisms have been found in the intraoperative environment, potentially posing a risk of infection that could cause morbidity and mortality. In an effort to understand how a patient's bacteria can be spread throughout the operating room with the anesthesia provider as a vector, we conducted a study using recently developed experimental technology in a simulated operating room environment with a high-fidelity human patient simulator.

Author List

Birnbach DJ, Rosen LF, Fitzpatrick M, Carling P, Munoz-Price LS

Author

L Silvia Munoz-Price MD, PhD Professor in the Medicine department at Medical College of Wisconsin




MESH terms used to index this publication - Major topics in bold

Anesthesia
Anesthesiology
Bacterial Infections
Cross Infection
Disinfection
Equipment Contamination
Equipment Design
Fluorescent Dyes
Gloves, Surgical
Hand Disinfection
Humans
Infection Control
Operating Rooms
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