Quality & Patient Safety

Weekly tip: Clean your surgical suites right

Hospital Safety Insider, August 18, 2011

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Hospitals can use the recommendations from the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) to help establish their policies and procedures for cleaning operating rooms and other surgical settings, says Ramona L. Conner, MSN, RN, CNOR, manager of standards and recommended practices at AORN.

AORN's recommendations are based on the belief that all patients and healthcare workers should be provided with a clean environment, says Conner.

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