Rituals-02 - 1 Hospital Infection Society Working Party...

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Hospital Infection Society Working Party Behaviours and Rituals in the Operating Theatre A report from the Hospital Infection Society Working Group on Infection Control in the Operating Theatres K Woodhead, RGN, DMS. Chair, National Association of Theatre Nurses E W Taylor, FRCS. Consultant General Surgeon, Greenock G Bannister, MD, FRCS. Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Bristol T Chesworth, RGN, BSc. Infection Control Nurses Association P Hoffman, BSc. Senior Scientist, Public Health Laboratory Service H Humphreys, MD, FRCPath. Professor of Microbiology, Dublin Address for correspondence: Professor H Humphreys Beaumont Hospital, Dublin hhumphreys@rcsi.ie 1
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Contents Preface 1 Introduction 2 Infection Control Policy 2.1 Universal or standard precautions 3 Theatre Rituals 3.1 Rituals in patient preparation 3.1.1 Patients personal clothing 3.1.2 Patients jewellery 3.1.3 Shaving 3.1.4 Pre-operative showering 3.2 Rituals at the operating table 3.2.1 Preoperative hand hygiene 3.2.2 Skin preparation at operation 3.2.3 Protecting the wound 3.2.3.1 Surgical drapes 3.2.3.2 Adhesive sheets 3.2.3.3 Wound guards 3.2.4 Gloves 3.2.5 Face masks 3.2.6 Theatre caps 3.2.7 Theatre linen 3.2.7.1 Surgical linen 3.2.7.2 Sterile theatre gowns and drapes 3.2.7.3 Airborne dispersion 3.2.7.4 Bacterial strikethrough 3.2.7.5 European standards for theatre gowns and linen 3.3 Rituals perpetuated by theatre staff 3.3.1 Staff jewellery 3.3.1.1 False finger nails 3.3.2 Dress when leaving theatre-Cover gowns/Coats 3.3.3 Theatre footwear 3.4 Departmental rituals 3.4.1 Visitors to the operating department 3.4.2 Order of patients on the operating list: dirty/clean cases 3.4.2.1 Airborne contamination 3.4.2.2 Surface contamination 3.4.3 Movement in the theatre complex 3.4.3.1 Red lines 3.4.3.2 Adhesive mats 3.4.3.3 Transfer zones 3.4.4 Environmental cleaning 4 References 2
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Preface In order to provide clear and practical guidelines for infection control practitioners and others working in the operating theatres, the Hospital Infection Society (HIS) established a Working Party (WP) on Infection Control in the Operating Theatres in 1999 to examine many of these issues. Three subgroups were established with the following remits, 1 to review the scientific and other evidence for current infection control practices in theatre and following this, to make recommendations on which practices are essential, which are preferred and which are optional or are of little perceived benefit. 2 to produce rational, feasible and applicable guidelines for the environmental monitoring (including bacteriological air sampling) of operating theatre facilities, and specifically to address when monitoring is indicated, how it should be carried out and what action should follow if abnormal. 3
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