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Laundering Methods for Reusable Surgical Scrubs: A Literature Review.

@article{Vera2016LaunderingMF,
  title={Laundering Methods for Reusable Surgical Scrubs: A Literature Review.},
  author={Christina M Vera and Tony Umadhay and Marquessa D Fisher},
  journal={AANA journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={84 4},
  pages={
          246-52
        }
}
Surgical site infection is one of the most frequent and serious postoperative complications. Surgical site infections may be precipitated by high bacterial loads introduced into the operating room setting. The most common microorganisms contributing to infections are Staphylococcus, Streptococcus, and Pseudomonas. The potential for scrub uniforms to carry bacteria has been shown in several studies. Recommendations for surgical scrubs worn by operating room personnel and specific laundering… 

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