A new article published in Infection Control Today by Matthew Hardwick, PhD; Debra Harris, PhD; Linda Lybert; and Amber Mitchell, DrPH, MPH, CPH, on the 2018 Healthcare Surfaces Summit, “Unprecedented Collaboration to Eliminate Infection and Illness Caused by Contaminated Surfaces in Healthcare Environments.”
Operating rooms are critical areas that turnover quickly from one case to the next. Typical turnover time is around 9 or 10 minutes. Pathogens can’t be seen and a quick turnover between patients leaves potential risk for the next. To ensure an OR can be disinfected and prepared effectively and efficiently requires evaluation – before construction begins.