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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918534/do-surgical-helmet-systems-affect-intraoperative-wound-contamination-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Otis C Shirley, Ali Bayan, Mark Zhu, James P Dalton, Siouxsie Wiles, Simon W Young
BACKGROUND: Deep infection following arthroplasty remains a devastating complication. Some registry data suggests that modern positive-pressure surgical helmet systems (SHS) are associated with a paradoxical increase in infection rates, and as such their role in arthroplasty remains unclear. The aim of this study was to investigate whether SHS increase wound contamination in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) and if this contamination can be reduced by placing tape around the gown/glove interface...
September 16, 2017: Archives of Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903829/quantification-of-induced-hypothermia-from-aseptic-scrub-applications-during-rodent-surgery-preparation
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Anna M Skorupski, Jingyi Zhang, Danielle Ferguson, Frank Lawrence, F Claire Hankenson
Laboratory mice (Mus musculus) are prone to develop hypothermia during anesthesia for surgery, thus potentially impeding anesthetic recovery, wound healing, and future health. The core body temperatures of isoflurane-anesthetized mice are influenced by the choice of supplemental heat sources; however, the contribution of various surgical scrubs on the body temperatures of mice under gas anesthesia has not been assessed. We sought to quantify the effect of using alcohol (70% isopropyl alcohol [IPA]) compared with saline to rinse away surgical scrub on the progression of hypothermia in anesthetized mice (n = 47)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28868139/the-choice-between-surgical-scrubbing-and-sterile-covering-before-or-after-induction-of-anaesthesia-a-prospective-study
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Irene Sellbrandt, Metha Brattwall, Pether Jildenstål, Margareta Warrén Stomberg, Jan Jakobsson
Background: Day surgery is increasing, and safe and effective logistics are sought. One part of the in-theatre logistics commonly discussed is whether surgical scrub and sterile covering should be done before or after induction of anaesthesia. The aim of the present study was to compare the impact of surgical scrub and sterile covering before vs. after the induction of anaesthesia in male patients scheduled for open hernia repair.    Methods: This is a prospective randomised study. Sixty ASA 1-3 patients scheduled for open hernia repair were randomised to surgical scrub and sterile covering before or after induction of anaesthesia; group "awake" and group "anaesthetised", respectively...
2017: F1000Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28865636/clinical-issues-september-2017
#4
Amber Wood
Performing Staphylococcus aureus decolonization for urgent procedures Key words: decolonization, Staphylococcus aureus, MRSA, MSSA, mupirocin. Hand hygiene before donning gloves Key words: hand hygiene, glove, personal protective equipment. Hand hygiene before skin prep Key words: hand hygiene, skin prep, sterile task, aseptic task. Scrubbing by stroke versus timed method Key words: surgical hand rub, surgical scrub, stroke method, timed method.
September 2017: AORN Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744975/factors-related-to-teamwork-performance-and-stress-of-operating-room-nurses
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Yukio Sonoda, Daisuke Onozuka, Akihito Hagihara
AIM: To evaluate operating room nurses' perception of teamwork performance and their level of mental stress and to identify related factors. BACKGROUND: Little is known about the factors affecting teamwork and the mental stress of surgical nurses, although the performance of the surgical team is essential for patient safety. METHODS: The questionnaire survey for operation room nurses consisted of simple questions about teamwork performance and mental stress...
July 25, 2017: Journal of Nursing Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711647/surgical-training-improves-performance-in-minimally-invasive-left-ventricular-assist-device-implantation-without-cardiopulmonary-bypass
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Lu-Feng Zhang, Hai-Bo Feng, Zhi-Guo Yu, Shi Jing, Feng Wan
OBJECTIVE: We introduced a live animal model for training of minimally invasive implantation of a continuous-flow left ventricular assist device (CF-LVAD) without cardiopulmonary bypass for operator's performance improvement. DESIGN: After watching a videotape of LVAD implantation on the beating heart through the cardiac apex, the surgical team performed implantation of LVADs into 5 pigs during 3 training sessions in a time series. The procedure success rate, operating time, and technical and global performances by self-evaluation and senior evaluation were compared among the sessions...
July 12, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709485/biofilm-colonization-of-mycobacterium-abscessus-new-threat-in-hospital-acquired-surgical-site-infection
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Roumi Ghosh, Soumen Das, Harish Kela, Asmita De, Jayeeta Haldar, Prasanta Kumar Maiti
INTRODUCTION: Rapidly growing non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM) are hazardous cause of post-operative soft tissue infection leading to nosocomial outbreaks following various surgical procedures, especially laparoscopic surgeries using heat sensitive, non-autoclavable surgical instruments. METHODOLOGY: Surgery department of our hospital noticed increase in rate of post-laparoscopic abdominal port site infection (PSI) and informed the Microbiology Department. A prospective investigational study of defined cases with the aim of source tracing and formulation of infection control measures was initiated...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28707782/exchanging-implements-the-micro-materialities-of-multidisciplinary-work-in-the-operating-theatre
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Christian Heath, Paul Luff, Marcus Sanchez-Svensson, Maxim Nicholls
Surgical procedures rely upon an array of commonplace tools, implements and materials that mediate practice and disciplinary collaboration within the operating theatre. Substantial time is dedicated to the issue and provision of these artefacts and their timely exchange is critical to the successful accomplishment of surgical procedures. In this article, we consider the practice, knowledge and agency that informs how particular implements and materials are passed by the scrub nurse to the surgeon that in turn enables their deployment with regard to the particular procedure and the contingencies 'at hand'...
July 14, 2017: Sociology of Health & Illness
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28702109/bolstering-skin-grafts-with-a-surgical-scrub-brush-a-cost-effective-solution
#9
Mitchell Buller, Thomas J Lee, Jared Davis, Bradon J Wilhelmi
Objective: The objective of this article is to review the methods currently used for the bolstering of skin grafts and compare their advantages and disadvantages with those of the dry, sterile surgical scrub brush. We report a series of cases performed at a single institution and compare the cost-effectiveness, application, and limitations of this method with other options for skin graft bolstering. Methods: A PubMed search using the parameters "(bolster) AND skin graft" was conducted, yielding 85 results. A total of 40 publications met the criteria for our literature review...
2017: Eplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664829/quantification-of-induced-hypothermia-from-aseptic-scrub-applications-during-rodent-surgery-preparation
#10
Anna M Skorupski, Jingyi Zhang, Danielle Ferguson, Frank Lawrence, F Claire Hankenson
Laboratory mice (Mus musculus) are prone to develop hypothermia during anesthesia for surgery, thus potentially impedinganesthetic recovery, wound healing, and future health. The core body temperatures of isoflurane-anesthetized mice areinfluenced by the choice of supplemental heat sources; however, the contribution of various surgical scrubs on the bodytemperatures of mice under gas anesthesia has not been assessed. We sought to quantify the effect of using alcohol (70%isopropyl alcohol [IPA]) compared with saline to rinse away surgical scrub on the progression of hypothermia in anesthetizedmice (n = 47)...
June 29, 2017: Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science: JAALAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657655/the-effect-of-nail-characteristics-on-surface-bacterial-counts-of-surgical-personnel-before-and-after-scrubbing
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Jade M Hardy, Tina J Owen, Steven A Martinez, Lisa P Jones, Margaret A Davis
OBJECTIVE: To determine the influence of nail characteristics on bacterial counts on the fingers of surgery personnel. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized nonblinded controlled crossover study design. SAMPLE POPULATION: Veterinary students, small animal surgery technicians, small animal surgery interns/residents, and small animal surgery faculty in a veterinary teaching hospital (n = 21). METHODS: Subjects were randomized into one of 2 groups; group 1 wore nail polish (P) for 1 week and group 2 (control) had nonpolished (NP) fingernails...
June 28, 2017: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624041/effects-of-replacing-saline-solution-during-surgery-for-colon-cancer-in-korea
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Eun Mi Ham, Sul Hee Lee
BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections are often linked to contamination of saline solution by the patient's organs, doctors' and nurses' hands, or surgical instruments. Scrub nurses also use the saline solution to soften sutures or moisturize gauze. Therefore, we performed a randomized study of Korean clean-contaminated surgeries for colon cancer to evaluate whether replacing saline solution affected the level of contamination. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In the control group (n = 26), normal saline was not replaced during surgery...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28614973/comparison-of-an-alcohol-based-hand-sanitation-product-with-a-traditional-chlorhexidine-hand-scrub-technique-for-hand-hygiene-preparation-in-an-equine-hospital
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R A Edwards, C B Riley, L Howe, E A Burrows, K T Riley, L Frellstedt
AIMS: To investigate the efficacy of an alcohol gel-based hand antisepsis protocol compared with a traditional chlorhexidine-based protocol under conditions of routine clinical contamination, and following heavy faecal contamination. METHODS: Twelve adult participants were recruited and on four separate days completed a hand sanitation protocol using a chlorhexidine scrub or an alcohol-based gel, with hands that were grossly clean but contaminated or with faecal contamination...
September 2017: New Zealand Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599898/a-randomized-open-label-controlled-trial-of-chlorhexidine-alcohol-vs-povidone-iodine-for-cesarean%C3%A2-antisepsis-the-capica-trial
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Edward H Springel, Xiao-Yu Wang, Vanessa M Sarfoh, Bradley P Stetzer, Steven A Weight, Brian M Mercer
BACKGROUND: Identification of optimal surgical site antisepsis preparations may reduce cesarean-related surgical site infections. Two recently published investigations examined efficacy of chlorhexidine-alcohol and iodine-alcohol preparations. No previous randomized controlled trial has compared chlorhexidine-alcohol to povidone-iodine aqueous scrub and paint in reduction of cesarean-related surgical site infection. OBJECTIVE: The purpose of the study was to determine if chlorhexidine-alcohol would result in fewer surgical site infections than povidone-iodine when used as skin antisepsis preparation prior to cesarean delivery...
June 7, 2017: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28581066/the-pregnant-urologist
#15
Susan Jane Hall, Simon T Williams
Female urologists represent an ever-increasing percentage of the work force; more and more of our colleagues will be working through pregnancy. There is a lack of clear and concise advice for pregnant urologists about occupational risks during pregnancy. Urology exposes expectant mothers to potential risks from radiation, teratogenic and cytotoxic drugs, iodine hand scrub, infections, and long working hours. We aim to provide a review of the current evidence and guidance to aid expectant mothers in their decision making...
June 5, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579070/improving-teamwork-evaluating-workload-of-surgical-team-during-robot-assisted-surgery
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Lora A Cavuoto, Ahmed A Hussein, Vivek Vasan, Youssef Ahmed, Ayesha Durrani, Saira Khan, Adam Cole, Derek Wang, Justen Kozlowski, Basim Ahmad, Khurshid A Guru
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the cognitive and physical workload experienced by each operating room team member for different types of urologic procedures. METHODS: Surgeons, anesthesiologists, surgical fellows, bedside assistants, circulating nurses, and scrub nurses completed the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Task Load Index questionnaire for various urologic robot-assisted surgery procedures. A total of 338 questionnaires from 55 unique individuals were collected...
June 1, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575168/naked-surgeons-the-debate-about-what-to-wear-in-the-o-r
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Matthew Bartek, Francys Verdial, E Patchen Dellinger
There has been recent controversy regarding recommendations and regulations concerning operating room attire. We performed a non-systematic literature search regarding operating room attire and surgical site infection risk. Much of the literature relies on air sampling and culture of operating room equipment but does not present evidence regarding effect on surgical site infection risk. There is no evidence regarding surgical site infection risk related to operating room attire except for sterile gowns and the use of gloves...
May 29, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28574957/-attention-everyone-time-out-safety-attitudes-and-checklist-practices-in-anesthesiology-in-germany-a-cross-sectional-study
#18
Christopher Neuhaus, Aline Spies, Henryk Wilk, Markus A Weigand, Christoph Lichtenstern
BACKGROUND: The use of perioperative checklists has generated a growing body of evidence pointing toward reduction of mortality and morbidity, improved compliance with guidelines, reduction of adverse events, and improvements in human factor-related areas. Usual quality management metrics generally fall short in assessing compliance with their perioperative application. Our study assessed application attitudes and compliance with safety measures centered around the World Health Organization (WHO) "Safe Surgery Saves Lives" campaign as perceived by anesthesia professionals in Germany...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Patient Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557536/preoperative-hand-decontamination-in-ophthalmic-surgery-a-comparison-of-the-removal-of-bacteria-from-surgeons-hands-by-routine-antimicrobial-scrub-versus-an-alcoholic-hand-rub
#19
Yaara Forer, Colin Block, Shahar Frenkel
PURPOSE: The goal of this experiment was to evaluate and compare the antimicrobial efficacy of routine preoperative hand washing using commercial medicated sponge brushes versus an alcoholic hand rub, by comparing bacterial growth on ophthalmic surgeons' hands after application of each of these methods. METHODS: Twenty ophthalmic surgeons were recruited at the Hadassah-Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem, Israel. Samples were collected twice from the hands of each surgeon after hand decontamination using two different protocols during routine surgical practice...
May 30, 2017: Current Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538983/association-of-a-surgical-task-during-training-with-team-skill-acquisition-among-surgical-residents-the-missing-piece-in-multidisciplinary-team-training
#20
Jessica L Sparks, Dustin L Crouch, Kathryn Sobba, Douglas Evans, Jing Zhang, James E Johnson, Ian Saunders, John Thomas, Sarah Bodin, Ashley Tonidandel, Jeff Carter, Carl Westcott, R Shayn Martin, Amy Hildreth
Importance: The human patient simulators that are currently used in multidisciplinary operating room team training scenarios cannot simulate surgical tasks because they lack a realistic surgical anatomy. Thus, they eliminate the surgeon's primary task in the operating room. The surgical trainee is presented with a significant barrier when he or she attempts to suspend disbelief and engage in the scenario. Objective: To develop and test a simulation-based operating room team training strategy that challenges the communication abilities and teamwork competencies of surgeons while they are engaged in realistic operative maneuvers...
September 1, 2017: JAMA Surgery
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