The Impact of Operating Room Health-Acquired Infections on Patients


Ensuring healthcare staff such as scrubtechnicians and scrub nurses are followingproper protocols during surgical procedures isof utmost importance in preventing health-acquired infections. Failure to do so can leadto complications such as poor surgical sitehealing, development of skin pathogens, andsepsis. It is important to consider thesepotential complications in order to preservethe health status of the patient. Hospitals mayhave different standards of care and policies,but they are all primarily focused on theimportance of proper surgical hand scrubbing.



Surgical wound infection, Hand hygiene, Infection prevention