Anesthesia machines, which are difficult to clean, may pose risk for intraoperative exposure to pathogens, according to an article on the Anesthesiology News website.
Contamination in the anesthesia work environment is difficult to control, given the large surface area.
Used equipment is placed on anesthesia machines, and multiple tactile interactions with touch screens, monitors, keyboards and mice all increase possible affected areas, the article said.
The Anesthesia Hygiene Organizer was designed as barrier protection for the anesthesia machine and its accessories. It ensures that body fluids and biohazard materials remain on the organizer and are completely removed after each case.