Infection Prevention in Surgical Settings is a handbook that provides easy access to guidelines for infection control in various surgical settings. It specifically addresses the needs of nurses practicing in perioperative, PACU, ambulatory surgery, endoscopy, or other surgical settings who need access to current guidelines to meet OSHA and JCAHO requirements.
Infection Prevention contains procedure guidelines for preparation of the patient, surgical equipment, personnel, and surgical practices. Each procedure contains a brief description, followed by rationales for the principles outlines in the procedure. Each rationale is referenced to AORN standards, CDC guidelines, and other resources.
Provides an easy-to-use reference to common, significant infection control practices & issues found in various surgical and other related settingsBrings together the work of recognized experts and professional associations that provide factual, relevant, and succinct rational and correct interpretation of infection control practices
First handbook devoted to infection control issues that directly relate to surgical environmentsFollows a consistent format presentation for each procedure that includes the steps, rationale, references, and suggested additional readings
By Barbara Gruendemann, RN, MS, FAAN, CNOR, Principal and Project Director, G4 Productions, Dallas, TX and Sandra Stonehocker Mangum, RN, MN, CNOR, Professor, College of Nursing, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT