American Society for Microbiology Bacterial Hand Contamination and Transfer after Use of Contaminated Bulk-Soap-Refillable Dispensers. Another reason not to refill bulk soap …
Our friends at the CDC created a helpful website about hand washing, which is worth the time to read through. I particularly …
Sterility of Antiseptic
Products: FDA Investigates,
Deliberates on Potential
SSI Prevention: Evidence-Based Practices Replace Lingering “Sacred Cows’ in the OR
This report explores the prevention of surgical site infections (SSIs) within the context of evidence-based practices replacing “sacred cows” in the operating room. It focuses on the critical practice of preoperative hair removal.
When Thomas Paine noted in 1776 that, “A long habit of not thinking a thing wrong, gives it a superficial appearance of being right,” he could not have imagined that he was describing a current tug-of-war that still exists in some operating rooms today.
Perhaps if he was more diplomatic and better demonstrated his hypothesis he would have had a better response from his colleagues
Some ideas about aseptic skin marking for procedures
Understanding the hazards of handling and mixing chemicals is essential to safe use.
http://www.fightgermsnow.com/ A useful collection of scientific studies on antimicrobial use in clinical and home settings.
I like the idea of a single non-staining, non-toxic agent that Techni-Care represented for skin preparation, and have been trying other options. Here is some further information, a fun presentation, and some links