Surgeon Behavior and Knowledge on Hand Scrub and Skin Antisepsis in the Operating Room


Umit U. M. , Sina M., Ferhat Y., Yasemin P., Meltem K., Ozdemir A. A.

JOURNAL OF SURGICAL EDUCATION, vol.71, no.2, pp.241-245, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 71 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jsurg.2013.08.003
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF SURGICAL EDUCATION
  • Page Numbers: pp.241-245

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Surgical site infections adversely affect patients' well-being. In this study, hand-washing details and adherence to surgical site antisepsis applications among surgical staff were observed and recorded. Then, a questionnaire was given to test surgeons' theoretical knowledge on operating room principles.