Focus: Infection Control

Study says separating septic, aseptic operating areas unnecessary

September 20, 2017

A new study has found that separating septic, aseptic operating areas unnecessary, according to an article on the Infection Control Today website.

In the current issue of Deutsches Ärzteblatt International, Julian Camill Harnoss and coauthors found No relevant differences were seen microbial concentration in the environmental air between septic and aseptic procedures.

The study used a prospective comparative observational study design to investigate the microbial concentration of the environmental air and microbial sedimentation in 16 septic and 14 aseptic operations in general and visceral surgery (the same operating room). 

The operating room did not have any ventilation system that could have affected the measurement results.

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