Clinical evidence surrounding OR Suction & Irrigation

Alijanipour, Pouya et al. Operative Environment. The Journal of Arthroplasty, Volume 29, Issue 2, 49 – 64 http://www.arthroplastyjournal.org/article/S0883-5403(13)00712-2/pdf

  • we recommend against the use of open fluid filled basins during surgery based on reported contamination rates ranging from 23%-74

Barnes S, et al. Surgical wound irrigation: A call for evidence-based standardization of practice. American journal of infection control (Impact Factor: 2.21). 05/2014; 42(5):525-9. Retrieved from:
http://www.researchgate.net/publication/261953652

Twomey C. The Surgical Healthcare-Associated Infection Uncovering the Truth about Surgical Irrigation. Infection Control Today, July 15, 2013. Retrieved from:
http://www.infectioncontroltoday.com/articles

APIC Guide to the Elimination of Orthopedic Surgical Site Infections, 2010. Retrieved from: http://www.apic.org/Resource_/EliminationGuideForm

  • Approximately 20% of total healthcare-associated infections (HAIs) were SSIs, making this the second most common HAI in U.S. hospitals. This report also estimates that 8,205 deaths occur from SSIs annually.

Fifth Decennial International Conference on Healthcare-Associated Infections (ICHAI) 2010: Abstract 682. Presented March 20, 2010. Retrieved from: http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/719841

  • MRSA Found in 4% of Healthcare Workers; Most Are Healthcare-Related Strains

Gabriel A. Wound Irrigation. Oct 05, 2015. Retrieved from
http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1895071-overview

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