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A primary concern in the perioperative setting is the prevention of health care–associated infections, particularly surgical site infections. Articles in this special issue explore strategies to reduce risk of infection in the perioperative environment, with discussions focusing on human factors principles, instrument sterilization, and specimen management.
Relationship between systems-level factors and hand hygiene adherence.
Dunn-Navarra AM, Cohen B, Stone PW, Pogorzelska M, Jordan S, Larson E. J Nurs Care Qual. 2011;26:30-38.
Nursing care quality and adverse events in US hospitals.
Lucero RJ, Lake ET, Aiken LH. J Clin Nurs. 2010;19:2185-2195.
Nurse staffing, burnout, and health care–associated infection.
Cimiotti JP, Aiken LH, Sloane DM, Wu ES. Am J Infect Control. 2012;40:486-490.
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The effect of a safe zone on nurse interruptions, distractions, and medication administration errors.
Yoder M, Schadewald D, Dietrich K. J Infus Nurs. 2015;38:140-151.