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Improved Compliance With Universal Precautions in the Operating Room Following an Educational Intervention

Lynn E. Kim , MPH, Donna B. Jeffe , PhD, Bradley A. Evanoff , MD, MPH, Sunita Mutha , MD, Brad Freeman , MD and Victoria J. Fraser , MD
Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Vol. 22, No. 8 (August 2001), pp. 522-524
DOI: 10.1086/501945
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.1086/501945
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Abstract

ABSTRACT Observation of surgical personnel in four specialties (cardiothoracic, general, gynecologic, and orthopedic) in the operating room was performed prior to implementation of an educational intervention designed to improve compliance with Universal Precautions and at 1‐ and 2‐years post‐intervention. Use of protective eyewear and double gloving increased following the intervention, whereas the incidence of documented blood and body fluid exposures decreased.

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