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January 2019 Issue
This January issue includes a CE article on evidence-based best practices to prevent surgical site infections and facilitate a safe surgical experience for patients, including hand hygiene, preoperative patient skin antisepsis, and antimicrobial irrigation; and a CE article on strategies for perioperative staff members to execute a successful response to mass casualty incidents. The Clinical Issues column explores noise in the OR, temperature and humidity in the OR, and fire prevention plans.
Featured CE Articles
Perioperative Strategies for Surgical Site Infection Prevention
This article explores the causes of surgical site infections, such as modifiable and nonmodifiable patient factors and preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative procedural factors, and discusses some of the specific recommended strategies related to the prevention of surgical site infections that perioperative nurses can initiate in their workplace.
Back to Basics: Mass Casualty Incidents
When disasters occur, health care providers may be required to mobilize and should be prepared for anything. Regardless of the size of the facility or the trauma level designation, perioperative nurses need to be aware of how they may be affected by traumatic events. This Back to Basics article reviews some significant mass casualty incidents and explores strategies for perioperative staff members to execute a successful response.
Clinical Issues - January 2019
This month's column addresses the following topics:
- Noise in the OR
- Temperature and humidity in the OR
- Fire prevention plans