Bacteria, viruses, and spores are microorganisms that reproduce easily in operating rooms and they require special care since they could potentially risk people’s lives during procedures.
Surgical infection is a complication that affects hospitals from a biologic and economic point of view, because not only can it cause high costs for the patient, the family, and health care services, but also it can cause disability and even death.
This has made it one of the greatest challenges in history because infection and its complications are the main cause of death at Intensive Care Units and surgical services.
This is why hospitals have been concerned with controlling the generation of bacteria, which are found latent in almost everything surrounding and OR, and providing patients with a safe setting to minimize possible risks.
Therefore, the best way to do it is asepsis, as it allows the destruction of all the microorganisms found in any object a patient may come into contact with during any procedure.
Surgical personnel, the environment, and the patient’s endogenous flora are some of the bacteria-generating agents that could contaminate wounds, and it is precisely there where asepsis plays an important role in an OR.
Asepsis is a series of procedures aimed at avoiding the arrival of microorganisms to an aseptic place. In other words, it prevents contamination wherever it is necessary.
Asepsis allows the elimination of germs in contact with the patient’s skin before a procedure. Furthermore, it inhibits bacterial growth prior during and after a surgical procedure. Thus, becoming an ideal ally for infection control.
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