We describe 1,132 contacts between anesthesiologists and the operating room. Objects most commonly touched included anesthesia machines and keyboards. Only 13 hand hygiene events were witnessed during 8 hours of observations. Line insertions, bronchoscopies, or blood exposures were not followed by hand hygiene. Stopcocks were accessed 66 times and only disinfected on 10 (15%) of these occasions.
- Anesthesia providers Environmental contacts Hand hygiene Intraoperative
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- Infectious Diseases
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Health Policy