Measurement of foot traffic in the operating room: implications for infection control.

@article{Lynch2009MeasurementOF,
  title={Measurement of foot traffic in the operating room: implications for infection control.},
  author={Raymond J. Lynch and Michael J. Englesbe and Lisa Sturm and Amira Bitar and Karn Budhiraj and Sandeep Kolla and Yuliya Polyachenko and Mary G Duck and Darrell A. Campbell},
  journal={American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={45-52}
}
Surgical site infections cause significant morbidity and mortality in the postoperative period. Opening of the operating room door disrupts its filtered atmosphere, increasing contamination above the wound. We conducted a study of traffic in the operating room as a risk for infections. This is an observational study of recorded behaviors in the operating room. Data collected included number of people entering/exiting, the role of these individuals, and the cause for the event. A total of 3071… CONTINUE READING