Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Orthopedics - August 2018

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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facility's warming methods. "Not until they provide clear evidence that shows a definitive link," she says, "We had zero infections last year. For now, we're more concerned with patients getting too cold." 6. Limit foot traffic in the OR. "It's astounding the number of times OR doors open for no good reason," says Dr. Chen. "Limiting the amount of traffic makes a difference in the bacteria count in the room." Try to bring in all needed equipment at the same time the patient is rolled into the OR, says Dr. Chen, noting that nurses should monitor foot traffic and stop people from entering or leaving for non-essential reasons. Ms. Yerkes has posted signs outside of the main OR door that tell non-members of the surgical team not to enter during joint replacement cases unless it is absolutely necessary to do so. A U G U S T 2 0 1 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 5 3 The Innovative Operio Mobile clean air zone unit ensures that both the procedure site and the instrumentation near the wound remain sterile during the entire procedure. • &LUFXODWHVDPELHQWDLUWKURXJK+(3$¿OWUDWLRQ • Eliminates dangerous bacteria-carrying particles • *XDUDQWHHG&)8PஂLQVLGHWKHFOHDQDLU]RQH • Can be used for a multitude of procedures • Easy to use and transport Protect your Sterile Zone from Airborne Contamination Overall size: 24"L x 18"W x 51-67"H, 92 lbs " Everything which is to come into contact with the wound has been made sterile, except the air, which is in contact with everything" – Whyte 1973 For more information, please contact Aseptic Air Control, LLC: 3831 Industrial Ave, Unit D, Rolling Meadows, IL 60008, Phone (800) 448-0131, info@aseptic-air.com, www.asepticaircontrol.com Toul Meditech AB toulmeditech.com Västerås, Sweden

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