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Effective Operation theatre Area decontamination

R R W Brady, J Verran, N N Damani, A P Gibb
Innovation in mobile communication technology has provided novel approaches to the delivery of healthcare and improvements in the speed and quality of routine medical communication. Bacterial contamination of mobile communication devices (MCDs) could be an important issue affecting the implementation of effective infection control measures and might have an impact on efforts to reduce cross-contamination. This review examines recent studies reporting bacterial contamination of MCDs, most demonstrating that 9-25% of MCDs are contaminated with pathogenic bacteria...
April 2009: Journal of Hospital Infection
J P Shepherd, M R Brickley, M L Jones
Surgical instruments are becoming increasingly expensive and represent an important component of the costs of operating theatres. The use and processing of surgical instruments in decontamination and packaging units and in the operating theatre need to be monitored, both to improve efficiency and to allow measurement of the effectiveness of training in operative technique. Automatic identification of surgical and orthodontic instruments was therefore performed using two standard methods: the two-dimensional bar-code and matrix code...
March 1994: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
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