Identifying potential areas of infectivity on high-touch locations in the OR.

@article{Leest2012IdentifyingPA,
  title={Identifying potential areas of infectivity on high-touch locations in the OR.},
  author={LoAnn Vande Leest and Rick Kawczynski and Fawn Esser Lipp and Rebecca Barrientos},
  journal={AORN journal},
  year={2012},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={507-12}
}
Personnel at an ambulatory surgery center in Franklin, Wisconsin, used the nationwide emphasis on minimizing health care-associated infections as the impetus to set up an investigation to determine the effectiveness of cleaning procedures for the OR and stationary OR equipment. During the course of one week, we examined areas that we considered to be high touch (ie, with the greatest frequency of multiple hand contacts) for effective cleaning and decontamination in one OR by using a commercial… CONTINUE READING