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This document provides guidance to perioperative team members and visitors entering the perioperative area for wearing surgical attire (ie, long sleeves, cover apparel, head coverings, shoes) in semi-restricted and restricted areas; for laundering scrub apparel; and cleaning identification badges, stethoscopes, and personal items such as backpacks, briefcases, cell phones, and electronic tablets. The public comment period closes October 15, 2023. Comments received after this date will not be considered in the final review. Thank you for your consideration.

This document provides guidance to perioperative teams for developing, implementing, and maintaining a safe patient handling and mobility (SPHM) program to minimize the incidence and severity of injuries to patients and health care workers related to performance of high-risk patient handling tasks in the perioperative environment.