Coronavirus stopped us doing life-changing surgery, so we ...- surgical face masks in the operating theatre re-examining the evidence gathered ,Oct 19, 2020·The scientific evidence is clear ... who had modified a full-face snorkel mask to ... It goes without saying that communication is critical for the safe functioning of an operating theatre, and ...Surgery Topics: Wearing a mask for certain surgeriesJun 17, 2011·We wear masks for all surgical procedures following AORN/CDC recommended practices. There is an article in the June AORN journal discussing OR nurses electing not to follow established practices feeling it will cause no harm. We are a nursing profession that needs to follow evidence based practices. When research has been done to show there is ...



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In a critical review of the evidence for and against the use of face masks in the operating theatre, Romney 13 concluded that there was little convincing evidence to support discontinuing the ...

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Presumed infectious endophthalmitis following cataract ...

In a critical review of the evidence for and against the use of face masks in the operating theatre, Romney 13 concluded that there was little convincing evidence to support discontinuing the ...

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Wearing of caps and masks not necessary during cardiac ...

M. W. Skinner, B. A. Sutton, Do Anaesthetists Need to Wear Surgical Masks in the Operating Theatre? A Literature Review with Evidence-Based Recommendations, Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, 10.1177/0310057X0102900402, 29, 4, (331-338), (2019).

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#TheatreCapChallenge: safety changes and the PatientSafe ...

The crucial role of effective communication in the operating theatre has been emphasised in recent years. The advent and demonstrated effectiveness of the Surgical Safety Checklist has been an instrumental victory for those championing improved patient care. 1 2 Unfortunately, medicine has been slow to understand and adopt the science of ergonomics and human factors. 3

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May 01, 2019·Romney MG. Surgical face masks in the operating theatre: Re-examining the evidence. J Hosp Infect. 2001;47(4):251-256. Berríos-Torres SI, Umscheid CA, Bratzler DW, et al. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guideline for the prevention of surgical site infection, 2017. JAMA Surg. 2017;152(8):784-791.

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Express Healthcare (Vol.10, No.2) February, 2016 by Indian ...

Feb 05, 2016·Halyard Health's surgical masks addresses today's healthcare needs The mask packaging is clearly labelled with the level of protection according to the ASTM International Standard WEARING A face ...

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SUMMARY OF EVIDENCE - Use of Surgical Masks in the ...

The literature search strategy identified 124 articles. Full text retrieval of 30 articles followed screening of titles and available abstracts. Upon review two systematic reviews met the selection criteria (Table 1). The excluded 28 studies consisted of one that was included in a systematic review, one that was included in an updated version, eight were reviews, seven were correspondence ...

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Does Wearing a Face Mask Reduce Bacterial Wound Infection ...

In most hospitals no one is allowed to enter an operating room without wearing a face mask. Anecdotal evidence in the author's own area of practice suggests that surgeons and other theatre personnel consider wearing face masks a nuisance but feel it is the "thing to do". Increasing costs of medical services is now a real problem.

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The Plague Year | The New Yorker

Dec 23, 2020·Another study failed to detect any viral particles in aerosol or droplets from subjects wearing surgical masks. On April 3rd, the C.D.C. finally proclaimed that masks were vital weapons.

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Surgical face masks in the operating theatre: re-examining ...

In most modern hospitals, no one is allowed to enter the operating theatre without wearing a surgical face mask. The practice of wearing masks is believed to minimize the transmission of oro- and nasopharyngeal bacteria from operating theatre staff to patients' wounds, thereby decreasing the likelihood of postoperative surgical site infections.

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Is a mask necessary in the operating theatre? - Abstract ...

Nov 01, 1981·Surgical face masks in the operating theatre. Merchant RN. J Hosp Infect, 50(3):234; author reply 234-5, 01 Mar 2002 ... Surgical face masks in the operating theatre: re-examining the evidence. Romney MG. J Hosp Infect, 47(4):251-256, 01 Apr 2001 Cited by: 34 articles | PMID: 11289767. Review. Claim to ORCID Open PDF Get citation. About. About ...

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Use of Surgical Masks in the Operating Room: A Review of ...

No evidence was found on the effectiveness of wearing surgical face masks to protect staff from infectious material in the operating room. Guidelines recommend the use of surgical face masks by staff in the operating room to protect both operating room staff and patients (despite the lack of evidence).

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Policies for masks in the OR - Page 2 - Operating Room ...

in most modern hospitals, no one is allowed to enter the operating theatre without wearing a surgical face mask. the practice of wearing masks is believed to minimize the transmission of oro- and nasopharyngeal bacteria from operating theatre staff to patients' wounds, thereby decreasing the likelihood of postoperative surgical site infections ...

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Investigating Device-Related "Burns"

We discuss a procedure for investigating skin injuries sustained by patients in the operating room and special care areas of the hospital. Skin injuries are often mistaken for burns, and medical devices are immediately blamed as the cause; however, such a hasty conclusion can overlook the actual cause of the injury and delay the implementation of measures to prevent future occurrences.

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Evidence-based policy? The use of mobile phones in ...

Background Evidence-based policies have become increasingly accepted in clinical practice. ... it actually reduced the risk of complications. 1 A Cochrane Review of the effectiveness of surgical face masks in preventing infections found no conclusive benefit from ... Høgetveit et al., 14 testing 16 medical devices used in the operating theatre ...

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Excuse me! | The BMJ

Dec 20, 2007·J Granville-Chapman and R L Dunne review the etiquette of sneezing in surgical masks Sneezing etiquette and the efficacy of masks in the operating theatre remain a subject of debate.1 Standard teaching dictates that one must face the wound when sneezing, so that droplets escape backwards, via the sides of the mask. A literature search found no clear demonstration of this principle.

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The effectiveness of surgical face masks: what the ...

The rationale for wearing masks has shifted from protection of the patient to protection of the health care professional wearing the mask. Currently there is little evidence that wearing a surgical mask provides sufficient protection from all the hazards likely to be encountered in an acute health care setting: the use of a respirator and face ...

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Jan 31, 2018·Shareable Link. Use the link below to share a full-text version of this article with your friends and colleagues. Learn more.

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Excuse me! | The BMJ

Dec 20, 2007·J Granville-Chapman and R L Dunne review the etiquette of sneezing in surgical masks Sneezing etiquette and the efficacy of masks in the operating theatre remain a subject of debate.1 Standard teaching dictates that one must face the wound when sneezing, so that droplets escape backwards, via the sides of the mask. A literature search found no clear demonstration of this principle.

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Recommended Practices for Surgical Attire - 1998 - AORN ...

Lalit Maini, Clean operating rooms for optimizing surgical outcome, Journal of Clinical Orthopaedics and Trauma, 10.1016/S0976-5662(11)60029-5, 2, 1, (1-2), (2011). Crossref W. Cao, R.M. Cloud, Balancing comfort and function in textiles worn by medical personnel, Improving Comfort in Clothing, 10.1533/9780857090645.3.370, (370-384), (2011).

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Case study: protection of healthcare staff from surgical ...

Jun 27, 2015·However, standard surgical masks worn by theatre workers do not offer adequate protection from surgical smoke as they are not effective in capturing or filtering it. The day-case operating theatre staff were using the standard loose-fitting surgical masks, as these were the only masks provided.

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Surgical face masks in the operating theatre: re-examining ...

In most modern hospitals, no one is allowed to enter the operating theatre without wearing a surgical face mask. The practice of wearing masks is believed to minimize the transmission of oro- and nasopharyngeal bacteria from operating theatre staff to patients' wounds, thereby decreasing the likelihood of postoperative surgical site infections.

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Surgical face masks in the operating theatre: re-examining the evidence. J Hosp Infect 2001; 47 (04) 251-256 J Hosp Infect 2001; 47 (04) 251-256 6 The National Personal Protective Technology Laboratory.

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Sep 30, 2003·The use of surgical face masks is synonymous with acute health care and is so deeply ingrained that to question it would have been unheard of until recently. However, in some practices the use of masks has been abandoned over recent decades, for example when dressing wounds.

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