Skin and mucous membrane contacts with blood during surgical procedures: risk and prevention.

@article{Tokars1995SkinAM,
  title={Skin and mucous membrane contacts with blood during surgical procedures: risk and prevention.},
  author={Jerome I. Tokars and David H. Culver and Meryl H Mendelson and Edward P. Sloan and Bruce F Farber and D J Fligner and Mary E. Chamberland and R Marcus and PAUL S. McKIBBEN and David M. Bell},
  journal={Infection control and hospital epidemiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={16 12},
  pages={703-11}
}
OBJECTIVE To study the epidemiology and preventability of blood contact with skin and mucous membranes during surgical procedures. DESIGN Observers present at 1,382 surgical procedures recorded information about the procedure, the personnel present, and the contacts that occurred. SETTING Four US teaching hospitals during 1990. PARTICIPANTS Operating room personnel in five surgical specialties. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES Numbers and circumstances of contact between the patient's blood (or… CONTINUE READING

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