An Educational Resource to Improve Healthcare Safety
Mapping the Transmission of Resistant and Virulent Pathogens in the High-Risk Operating Room Environment
Randy W. Loftus, MD
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This presentation will focus on a new technique that can proactively address transmission of pathogenic organisms in the OR. A review of the literature will confirm that bacterial pathogens are routinely transmitted in the operating room, and that transmission events are associated with increased patient morbidity and mortality. A summary of recent literature using technology to map the spread of S. aureus and ESKAPE pathogens will be discussed. Lastly, there will be recommendations for the future of perioperative infection control.
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