Scientific article

Infectious risk factors related to operating rooms

Published inInfection control and hospital epidemiology, vol. 15, no. 7, p. 456-462
Publication date1994

Risk factors related to operating rooms include patient-associated risks, the operating room environment, ventilation systems, cleansing and sterilization, and operating room personnel. Although constantly debated, surgical wound infection surveillance with appropriate feedback to surgeons is one of the few effective measures that helps reduce surgical infection rates, and we strongly recommend its use. We also recommend the further study of other potential components of effective infection control programs for surgical patients.

  • Air Microbiology
  • Cross Infection/ epidemiology/prevention & control
  • Humans
  • Infection Control
  • Operating Rooms/ statistics & numerical data
  • Personnel, Hospital/standards
  • Risk Factors
  • Surgical Wound Infection/ epidemiology/prevention & control
  • Ventilation
Citation (ISO format)
PITTET, Didier, DUCEL, G. Infectious risk factors related to operating rooms. In: Infection control and hospital epidemiology, 1994, vol. 15, n° 7, p. 456–462.
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