The Effect of an Interdisciplinary QI Project to Reduce OR Foot Traffic.

@article{Rovaldi2015TheEO,
  title={The Effect of an Interdisciplinary QI Project to Reduce OR Foot Traffic.},
  author={Catherine J Rovaldi and Paul John King},
  journal={AORN journal},
  year={2015},
  volume={101 6},
  pages={
          666-78; quiz 679-81
        }
}
We instituted a multidisciplinary educational and operational quality improvement initiative to assess the effect of process interventions on reducing OR door openings and, by extension, surgical site infections. From 2009 to 2012, we conducted an initial trial to gather information and identify reasons for door openings followed by a three-phase investigation that evaluated a total of 102 orthopedic hip and knee procedures in which we counted door openings from the time of incision to the… CONTINUE READING
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