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Archive Patient Safety 2009

7 Steps to Stopping Cross-contamination

Review these basic precautions to protect patients from the dangers that lurk throughout your facility.

Linda Greene, RN, MPS, CIC

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From the moment patients arrive in pre-op until they are discharged from PACU, they add microbes to an environment already swirling with potentially harmful bacteria left behind by other patients and your staff members. With an eye toward protecting patients from those invisible dangers that lurk throughout your facility, let's review the keys to preventing common causes of cross-contamination at key stages of the perioperative process.

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