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Performance of single-use surgical clothing systems during ongoing surgery

Bengt Ljungqvist (Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Installationsteknik ) ; Berit Reinmüller (Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Installationsteknik )
International Symposium on Contamination Control, ICCCS, Sao Paulo, Brazil, sept 2016 (2016)
[Konferensbidrag, refereegranskat]

To prevent surgical site infection it is desirable to keep the number of airborne-carrying particles low in the operating room during surgery susceptible to infections. As the airborne bacteria are mainly derived from the skin flora of the personnel present in the operating room a reduction can be achieved by using surgical clothing systems with high filtration efficacy. This study will discuss the performance of single-use clothing systems made of polypropylene in the context of operating room during surgical procedures. A comparison between the single-use clothing system and the commonly used reusable clothing systems mad of mixed material (cotton/polyester) is discussed. The results show that the protection efficacy of the tested single-use clothing system is much higher than that of the compared clothing system made of mixed material.

Nyckelord: Surgical clothing, Single-use surgical clothing, Contamination control, Ultra clean air operating rooms, Microbiological control

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Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Installationsteknik (2015-2017)


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