Infection prevention strategies for procedural classifications

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No comprehensive guidelines or classification exist for infection prevention strategies for medical procedures performed outside operating rooms. We reviewed the available literature and used our clinical experience to develop a progressive, 5-tiered classification of procedures, encompassing clean, aseptic, sterile-superficial, sterile-invasive, and surgical-like procedures to address this need” Masse et al (2017).

Abstract:

No comprehensive guidelines or classification exist for infection prevention strategies for medical procedures performed outside operating rooms. We reviewed the available literature and used our clinical experience to develop a progressive, 5-tiered classification of procedures, encompassing clean, aseptic, sterile-superficial, sterile-invasive, and surgical-like procedures to address this need. We provide a description of these categories, along with relevant examples. We fully acknowledge the limitations of our work, which is intended as a starting point for future efforts and not to be definitive.

Reference:

Masse, V., Edmond, M.B. and Diekema, D.J. (2017) Infection prevention strategies for procedures performed outside operating rooms: A conceptual integrated model. American Journal of Infection Control. September 20th. [epub ahead of print].

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajic.2017.07.030

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