Safety

AORN infection prevention guidelines await review and comment

OSHA Healthcare Connection, November 16, 2005

The Association of Perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) has posted "Recommended Practices for Prevention of Transmissible Infections in the Perioperative Practice Setting" on its Web site for review and public comment.

The AORN compiled the 15 recommendations from the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee of the CDC and the OSHA bloodborne pathogens standards for adaptation in various practice settings. These settings include operating rooms, ambulatory surgery centers, physicians' offices, cardiac catheterization suites, endoscopy suites, radiology departments, and other areas performing invasive procedures.

The comment period closes November 28.

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