Logo


Tom Sharon
Minimizing the risk of intraoperative infection


ABOUT

· Safe supplements
· Banned supplements
· Nutrition in healing
· Nutrition against disease
· Nutritional supplements
· Healthy catering
· Food-based guidelines
· The coral calcium scam
· What do B vitamins do
· The importance of protein
· Natural enzymes
· Nutrients in vegetables
· Vitamin chart
· Lose weight tips
· Calorie chart
· Low calorie recipes
· Mood disorders
· Hospital mistakes
· Mishaps in ICUs
· Bedsores from excessive pressure
· Wound treatment



PRODUCTS



green tea
Herba Green Tea

 
 

Liquid vitamins
Liquid vitamins



· Omega 3 fish oil
· Xango juice
· Liquid multivitamin
· Antioxidants
· B1 Bomber Vitamin
· Digestive enzymes supplements
· Whey protein powder


Home | Nutrition | Supplementation | Dieting | Health | Fitness | Products      
kitchenware

Operating Room Contamination

A major source of sometimes lethal infection is contamination in the operating room during surgery. If you are undergoing surgery or sitting in the waiting room waiting for a loved one, there is nothing you can do to observe for potential mistakes. Moreover, when you sign the consent form, you agree with the statement that you accept the possibility of infection as being a reasonable risk.

Nonetheless, there is a standard of behavior for minimizing the incidence of contamination, called sterile technique. The one person in charge of watching the rest of the team for contamination is the circulating nurse. In addition, conscientious surgeons and technicians will watch each other and call out when a breach of sterility occurs. The person who committed the breach will change gloves and sometimes even regown when there is a doubt. This is not a perfect system, but it is all we have. The only way that you can have a positive influence on minimizing your chances of intraoperative infection is to have a discussion with your surgeon about sterile technique and, if possible, arrange a meeting before surgery with the circulating nurse. You will increase your comfort level if you can ask for and go over a list of routine operating room precautions for reducing the risk of contamination.
 
Furthermore, there is a group of air-filtration devices called laminar airflow. With these systems, sets of fans keep the air moving in one direction through microfilters, which results in removing a significant amount of germs from the air in the room. If your preferred surgeon can give you a choice of hospitals, find out which one has such air-cleaning mechanisms. Operating rooms built or renovated within the last ten years are more likely to have effective germ-reducing air-filtration technology.

previous             next

 


border line
Book


SECTION : Hospital
  MENU  

· Hospital mishaps
· Bedsores
· At risk for bedsores
· Why bedsores occur
· Prevent bedsores
· Turning - positioning
· Healing wounds
· Nursing care plan
· Wound cleaning
· Increase blood flow
· Drawing off fluids
· Pressure on wounds
· Wound care experts
· Nutrition in healing
· Anemic people
· Bedsores and diabetes
· Skin integrity
· Treating bedsores
· Hospital-acquired infections
· Cleanliness first
· New gloves
· Ventilator maintenance
· Bladder infection
· Contamination
· Dressing change
· Vein catheter sterility
· Hazardous body waste
· Isolation of patients
· Isolation technique
· Effective isolation
· Treatment for infections
· Use of antibiotics
· Reducing infection risk
· Treatment denial
· History of managed care
· HMOs today
· The Diapulse machine
· Dealing with HMO denials
· Communicating with staff
· Communication
· Behavioral assessment
· Nurse burnout
· Nurse-patient relationship
· Nurse practice
· Renewing nursing plan
· Leaving hospital quicker
· Early discharge problems
· Wound care at home
· The discharge order
· Discharge planner
· Inappropriate discharge
· Discharge function
· Safe hospital discharge
· Treating chemical victims
· Anthrax types
· Anthrax treatment
· Foodborne botulism
· Botulism treatment
· Plague
· Plague treatment
· Smallpox
· Smallpox treatment
· Chemical attack victims
· Nuclear attack survivors
· Radiation sickness
· Radiation treatment
· Hospital managing
· JCAHO accreditation
· Hospital risk management
· Rights after an accident
· Daily log


border line



Privacy policy - Terms of use - Contact - Site map - Links / Submit
The statements in the A-Nutritional-Supplements.com website represent the opinions of the authors.
They have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Copyright 2004-2014 A-Nutritional-Supplements.com