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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR INFECTION CONTROL FOR THE PRACTICE OF ANESTHESIOLOGY
(SECOND EDITION)

 
TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION
PREVENTION OF NOSOCOMIAL INFECTIONS IN PATIENTS
I. Disinfection of Equipment
A. Equipment Requiring Sterility
B. Equipment Requiring High-Level Disinfection
C. Equipment Requiring Cleaning
D. Single-Use Equipment
II. Preventing Contamination of Medications
A. Preservative-Free Medications
B. Use of Syringes
C. Expiration Time for Medications
D. Use of Multidose Vials
E. Use of Infusions
F. Noninjectable Drugs
III. Prevention of Infection During Insertion and Maintenance of Central Venous Catheters
A. Handwashing
B.Skin Preparation
C.Selection of Catheter
D. Selection of Insertion Site
E.Barrier Precautions During Catheter Insertion
F. Site Care
G. Replacement of Catheter
H. Administration Set Replacement
I. Pressure Transducers
J. Unresolved Issues
IV. Protection of the Immunosuppressed Patient
V. Prevention of Transmission of Tuberculosis and the Anesthesiologist
A. Tuberculosis: General Information
B. CDC Guidelines Updated, 1994
PREVENTION OF OCCUPATIONAL TRANSMISSION OF INFECTION TO ANESTHESIOLOGISTS
I. Standard Precautions
A. Handwashing
B. Use of Barriers
C. Prevention of Accidental Needlesticks
D. Treatment of Blood Exposures
E. Emergency Ventilation Devices
F. Personnel With Cutaneous Lesions
II. Hepatitis B Vaccine
III. Smoke Evacuation During the Use of Lasers or Electrosurgical Units
APPENDIX A: Definitions of Infection Control Terms
APPENDIX B: Recommendations for Disinfection
BIBLIOGRAPHY

American Society of Anesthesiologists
Committee on Occupational Health of Operating Room Personnel
Arnold J. Berry, M.D., Chair
William P. Arnold III, M.D., Past Chair
Task Force on Infection Control
Samuel C. Hughes, M.D., Chair
Morris Brown, M.D.
Lyndon John Busch, M.D.
Stuart DuPen, M.D.
Mark P. Fritz, M.D.
Alexander W. Gotta, M.D.
Elliott Greene, M.D.
David Eric Lees, M.D.
Gene Peterson, M.D.
Andrew D. Rosenberg, M.D.
Michael Smalkey, M.D.
Robin Stackhouse, M.D.

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