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#1
Amber Wood
Patient involvement in hand hygiene Key words: patient engagement, hand hygiene, hand washing stations, hand hygiene promotion. Alcohol-based surgical hand rubs in the OR Key words: hand hygiene, hand rub, dispenser. Personal hand hygiene dispensers Key words: hand hygiene, hand rub, hand rub dispenser, personal dispenser. Hand soap Key words: soap, hand hygiene, hand wash, plain soap, triclosan. Disposal of water used for plaster application in scrub sinks Key words: plaster, pour, sink, scrub sink. Multiple hand hygiene indications Key words: hand hygiene, hand wash, hand rub...
April 2017: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320370/incidence-and-patterns-of-surgical-glove-perforations-experience-from-addis-ababa-ethiopia
#2
Abebe Bekele, Nardos Makonnen, Lidya Tesfaye, Mulat Taye
BACKGROUND: Surgical glove perforation is a common event. The operating staff is not aware of the perforation until the procedure is complete, sometimes in as high as 70% of the incidences. Data from Ethiopia indicates that the surgical workforce suffers from a very surgery related accidents, however there is paucity of data regarding surgical glove perforation. The main objective is to describe the incidence and patterns of surgical glove perforation during surgical procedures and to compare the rates between emergency and elective surgeries at one of the main hospitals in Addis Ababa Ethiopia...
March 20, 2017: BMC Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303774/physiological-evaluation-of-personal-protective-ensembles-recommended-for-use-in-west-africa
#3
Aitor Coca, Tyler Quinn, Jung-Hyun Kim, Tianzhou Wu, Jeff Powell, Raymond Roberge, Ronald Shaffer
OBJECTIVE: Personal protective equipment (PPE) provides health care workers with a barrier to prevent human contact with viruses like Ebola and potential transmission of the disease. However, PPE can also introduce an additional physiological burden from potentially increased heat stress. This study evaluated the human physiological and subjective responses to continuous light exercise within environmental conditions similar to those in West Africa while wearing 3 different, commonly used PPE ensembles (E1, E2, and E3)...
March 17, 2017: Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279920/highly-potent-antimicrobial-polyionenes-with-rapid-killing-kinetics-skin-biocompatibility-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-bactericidal-activity
#4
Shaoqiong Liu, Robert J Ono, Hong Wu, Jye Yng Teo, Zhen Chang Liang, Kaijin Xu, Musan Zhang, Guansheng Zhong, Jeremy P K Tan, Michelle Ng, Chuan Yang, Julian Chan, Zhongkang Ji, Chang Bao, Kiran Kumar, Shujun Gao, Ashlynn Lee, Mareva Fevre, Huihui Dong, Jackie Y Ying, Lanjuan Li, Weimin Fan, James L Hedrick, Yi Yan Yang
Effective antimicrobial agents are important arsenals in our perennial fight against communicable diseases, hospital-acquired and surgical site multidrug-resistant infections. In this study, we devise a strategy for the development of highly efficacious and skin compatible yet inexpensive water-soluble macromolecular antimicrobial polyionenes by employing a catalyst-free, polyaddition polymerization using commercially available monomers. A series of antimicrobial polyionenes are prepared through a simple polyaddition reaction with both polymer-forming reaction and charge installation occurring simultaneously...
February 28, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245005/-factors-affecting-exposure-level-for-medical-staff-during-orthopedic-procedures-under-fluoroscopic-control
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Maria A Staniszewska, Renata Kopeć, Maciej Budzanowski, Edyta Owsiak
BACKGROUND: Extended control of staff exposure in interventional radiology has been legally required over the last few years. This is determined by a number of factors, including the type of procedure, technical conditions and methodology. In orthopedic procedures fluoroscopy is used to control surgical reconstructions. An influence of particular factors on the registered values of doses received by the members of medical team performing osteosynthesis for limb fractures is presented in this paper...
February 28, 2017: Medycyna Pracy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202191/effect-of-music-on-surgical-hand-disinfection-a-video-based-intervention-study
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N Gautschi, J Marschall, D Candinas, V M Banz
Surgical hand disinfection (SHD) is likely to be influenced by various factors. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of listening to music on the duration of SHD. In total, 236 SHD procedures were recorded on video. The duration of SHD exceeded 2min in both the intervention group and the control group, with background music unable to achieve an increase in the time spent scrubbing. However, listening to music reduced the proportion of very short scrub times (<90s) from 17% to 9% (P=0.07). The following four factors increased mean scrub time significantly: female sex; lower staff seniority; scrubbing hands in groups; and use of a stopwatch...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121034/alternatives-to-antibiotics-for-prevention-of-surgical-infection
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REVIEW
I B M Ploegmakers, S W M Olde Damink, S O Breukink
BACKGROUND: Surgical-site infection (SSI) is still the second most common healthcare-associated infection, after respiratory tract infection. SSIs are associated with higher morbidity and mortality rates, and result in enormous healthcare costs. In the past decade, several guidelines have been developed that aim to reduce the incidence of SSI. Unfortunately, there is no consensus amongst the guidelines, and some are already outdated. This review discusses the recent literature regarding alternatives to antibiotics for prevention of SSI...
January 2017: British Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106651/evaluating-the-impact-of-intraoperative-surgical-team-handoffs-on-patient-outcomes
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Lauren E Giugale, Sarah Sears, Erin S Lavelle, Charelle M Carter-Brooks, Michael Bonidie, Jonathan P Shepherd
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study was to assess the impact of intraoperative personnel handoffs on clinical outcomes in patients undergoing minimally invasive sacrocolpopexy (SCP). METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed SCPs performed at an academic center between 2009 and 2014. We analyzed the number of staff handoffs, defined as any instance a scrub technician (tech) or circulating nurse handed off responsibility for a break or shift change. Outcomes included operative (OR) time and composite variables for major complications (conversion to an open procedure, bladder injury, bowel injury, blood transfusion, infection, ileus, bowel obstruction, readmission, or mesh complication) and prolapse recurrence (prolapse at or beyond the hymen or retreatment)...
January 18, 2017: Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072611/baby-shampoo-versus-povidone-iodine-or-isopropyl-alcohol-in-reducing-eyelid-skin-bacterial-load
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Giancarlo A Garcia, Christine V Nguyen, Marc A Yonkers, Jeremiah P Tao
PURPOSE: Baby shampoo is used as an alternative surgical skin preparation, but the evidence supporting its use is scarce with no descriptions of efficacy in the periocular region. The authors compare the efficacy of baby shampoo, povidone-iodine (PI, Betadine) and isopropyl alcohol (IA) in reducing eyelid skin bacterial load. METHODS: Prospective, randomized, comparative, and interventional trial. Bacterial load on adult, human eyelid skin was quantitated before and after cleansing with 1) dilute baby shampoo, 2) 10% PI, or 3) 70% IA...
January 6, 2017: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068454/non-surgical-interventions-for-acute-internal-hordeolum
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REVIEW
Kristina Lindsley, Jason J Nichols, Kay Dickersin
BACKGROUND: A hordeolum is a common, painful inflammation of the eyelid margin that is usually caused by a bacterial infection. The infection affects oil glands of the eyelid and can be either internal or external. In many cases, the lesion drains spontaneously and resolves without treatment; however, the inflammation can spread to other ocular glands or tissues, and recurrences are common. If unresolved, an acute internal hordeolum can become chronic, or can develop into a chalazion...
January 9, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065962/compliance-of-surgical-hand-washing-before-surgery-role-of-remote-video-surveillance
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Ambreen Khan, Sidrah Nausheen
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate and increase the compliance of surgical hand scrubbing with periodic feedback. METHODS: This study was conducted at the Aga Khan Hospital for Women and Children, Karachi, Pakistan, from April to July 2014. A remote video auditing system consisting of human auditors was used for visualising surgical hand wash compliance of the surgical team. The equipment, which used motion sensor, was installed in the scrub area wall, visualising the scrub sink only...
January 2017: JPMA. the Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28017808/preoperative-chlorhexidine-gluconate-use-can-increase-risk-for-surgical-site-infections-after-ventral-hernia-repair
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Ajita S Prabhu, David M Krpata, Sharon Phillips, Li-Ching Huang, Ivy N Haskins, Steven Rosenblatt, Benjamin K Poulose, Michael J Rosen
BACKGROUND: There is varying evidence about the use of preoperative chlorhexidine gluconate to decrease surgical site infection for elective surgery. This intervention has never been studied in ventral hernia repair, the most common general surgery procedure in the US. We aimed to determine whether preoperative chlorhexidine gluconate decreases the risk of 30-day wound morbidity in patients undergoing ventral hernia repair. STUDY DESIGN: All patients undergoing ventral hernia repair in the Americas Hernia Society Quality Collaborative were separated into 2 groups: 1 group received preoperative chlorhexidine scrub and the other did not...
March 2017: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012768/laparoscopic-radical-prostatectomy-with-a-remote-controlled-robot
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Clément-Claude Abbou, András Hoznek, Laurent Salomon, Leif Eric Olsson, Adrian Lobontiu, Fabien Saint, Antony Cicco, Patrick Antiphon, Dominique Chopin
PURPOSE: Robotics in surgery is a recent innovation. This technology offers a number of attractive features in laparoscopy. It overcomes the difficulties with fixed port sites by restoring all 6 degrees of freedom at the instrument tips, provides new possibilities for miniaturization of surgical tasks and allows remote controlled surgery. We investigated the applicability of remote controlled robotic surgery to laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our previous experience with laparoscopic prostatectomy served as a basis for adapting robotic surgery to this procedure...
December 21, 2016: Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27999482/a-comparative-study-between-povidone-iodine-and-manugel-85-on-surgical-scrub
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Bahar Seifi, Faezeh Sahbaei, Mohamad Zare Zare, Azam Abdoli, Mohammad Heidari
BACKGROUND: Direct transmission through skin contact is one of ways for disease transmission. Medical staffs have contact with many patients, so their hand can be a factor for the transmission of disease. Surgical scrub is a process that leads to destruction immigrant and stable microbus of hands and arms through friction washing by use of antiseptic solution prior to surgery. The aim of this study was to compare the effectiveness of disinfection of Povidone-Iodine and Manugel 85 in surgical scrub...
October 2016: Materia Socio-medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995837/antiseptic-effect-of-conventional-povidone-iodine-scrub-chlorhexidine-scrub-and-waterless-hand-rub-in-a-surgical-room-a-randomized-controlled-trial
#15
Jui-Chen Tsai, Yen-Kuang Lin, Yen-Jung Huang, El-Wui Loh, Hsiao-Yun Wen, Chia-Hui Wang, Yin-Tai Tsai, Wen-Shyang Hsieh, Ka-Wai Tam
OBJECTIVE Effective perioperative hand antisepsis is crucial for the safety of patients and medical staff in surgical rooms. The antimicrobial effectiveness of different antiseptic methods, including conventional hand scrubs and waterless hand rubs, has not been well evaluated. DESIGN, SETTING, AND PARTICIPANTS A randomized controlled trial was conducted to investigate the effectiveness of the 3 antiseptic methods among surgical staff of Taipei Medical University-Shuang Ho Hospital. For each method used, a group of 80 participants was enrolled...
December 20, 2016: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27955931/comparison-of-two-single-use-scrub-suits-in-terms-of-effect-on-air-borne-bacteria-in-the-operating-room
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
A Tammelin, A-M Blomfeldt
A low level of air-borne bacteria in the operating room air can be achieved if all staff wear clothes made of low-permeability material (i.e. clean air suits). This study investigated if there was a difference in protective efficacy between two single-use scrubs made of polypropylene by testing them during routinely performed orthopaedic surgical procedures. No significant difference in the colony-forming unit count/m(3) air was found between the two scrubs, so the choice can be based on which scrub type is more comfortable for staff...
March 2017: Journal of Hospital Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917219/experience-of-collaboration-between-a-dutch-surgical-team-in-a-ghanaian-orthopaedic-teaching-hospital
#17
T K Timmers, E Kortekaas, Bpc Beyer, E Huizinga, S M V Hezik van, E Twagirayezu, M Bemelman
BACKGROUND: Surgery is an indivisible, indispensable part of healthcare. In Africa, surgery may be thought of as the neglected stepchild of global public health. We describe our experience over a 3-year period of intensive collaboration between specialized teams from a Dutch hospital and local teams of an orthopaedic hospital in Effiduase-Koforidua, Ghana. INTERVENTION: During 2010-2012, medical teams from our hospital were deployed to St. Joseph's Hospital. These teams were completely self-supporting...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906610/infectious-complications-after-cytoreductive-surgery-and-hyperthermic-intra-peritoneal-chemotherapy
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Naciye Cigdem Arslan, Selman Sokmen, Vildan Avkan-Oguz, Funda Obuz, Aras Emre Canda, Cem Terzi, Mehmet Fuzun
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to review the post-operative and infectious complications and determine the risk factors associated with infections in cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intra-peritoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC). PATIENTS AND METHODS: Between October 2007 and December 2013, patients who underwent CRS and HIPEC with a curative intent were included in the study. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Nosocomial Infections Surveillance System definitions were used to identify post-operative nosocomial infections...
February 2017: Surgical Infections
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891450/age-and-environment-determined-children-s-preference-towards-dentist-attire-a-cross-sectional-study
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Dhanalakshmi Ravikumar, Deepa Gurunathan, Shanmugaavel Karthikeyan, Emg Subbramanian, Victor A Samuel
INTRODUCTION: The attire of the dentist has an influence on child's behaviour in dental setup. Recent research has shown that the children have preferences towards the outfit worn by the dentist. AIM: The aim of the study was to determine the preference of children towards dentists' attire based on various age groups and environment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 534 children aged between 6-11 years participated in the study. Children were divided into three groups based on their age as younger, middle and older age groups...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890067/clinical-issues-december-2016
#20
Lisa Spruce, Amber Wood
Head coverings Key words: head cover, bouffant, skull cap, hair, scalp. Skin preps Key words: skin preps, antiseptics, cesarean delivery, surgical site infections, abdomen. Pediatric surgical counts Key words: pediatrics, counts, surgical, retained surgical items, policy. Sterile set up Key words: sterile table, sterile set up, covering, monitoring, contamination. Surgical hand antisepsis Key words: surgical hand rub, application, surgical scrub, scrubbed areas.
December 2016: AORN Journal
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