high traffic to blame for OR bacterial contamination
thats the title of the latest article on front page of the AN. Our hospitals and more places I know are following more guidelines where nobody can walk in and out of the OR once a case starts. Mainly for orthopedic procedures. What are your thoughts on this and are the clipboard nazis at your hospitals enforcing this? In addition to the jackets, bouffants, beard covers, etc....
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