Hospital acquired infection from the Operating Theatre – is there evidence to suggest that the OR (Operating Room) could be a source of infection?
Operating theatres and surgical procedures have high hygiene standards due to the significant risk of infections entering a patient during any invasive operation. But even with stringent controls, without minimising all risks to infection from the environment, there is still a chance a patient can contract an infection. This may be caused by pathogens present on the patient prior to surgery, whilst in the operating theatre and also post-surgery whilst recovering.
Regular cleaning of the Operating Theatre is essential to prevent any build of of pathogens that could compromise the other strict hygiene protocols being observed. And such cleaning needs to use technology that can get into nooks and crannies on all surfaces, eradicating pathogens to the highest level possible using proven wide-spectrum efficacy technology.