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Frequency of Interactions and Hand Disinfections among Anesthesiologists While Providing Anesthesia Care in the Operating Room: Induction versus Maintenance

  • L. Silvia Munoz-Price (a1) (a2) (a3), Bobbie Riley (a2), Shawn Banks (a2), Scott Eber (a2), Kristopher Arheart (a3) (a4), David A. Lubarsky (a2) and David J. Birnbach (a2) (a3)...

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We evaluated the behaviors of anesthesiologists during induction and maintenance of anesthesia. Contacts with surfaces occurred a mean (±standard error) of 154.8 ± 7.7 and 60 ± 3.1 times per hour during induction and maintenance, respectively (P < .0001). Hand hygiene events were 1.8 ± 0.27 per hour during induction versus 1.19 ± 0.27 during maintenance (P = .018).

Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2014;35(8):1056–1059

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Park Plaza West L-302, 1611 NW 12th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136-1096 (simunozprice@gmail.com).

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