Surgical site markers: potential source of infection.

  title={Surgical site markers: potential source of infection.},
  author={Ann Marie Driessche},
  journal={Orthopedic nursing},
  volume={31 6},
Observing licensed independent practitioners mark surgical sites with all types of marking pens is a concern related to the potential spread of infections from patient to patient. The practice of using the same marking pen to mark a surgical site has been questioned as a source of cross contamination. A literature review was done on recent studies and best… CONTINUE READING