Surgeon Personal Protection: An Underappreciated Benefit of Positive-pressure Exhaust Suits.
J. L. Makovicka, J. Bingham, K. A. Patel, C. Beauchamp, M. J. Spangehl, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Phoenix, AZ, USA S. W. Young, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Auckland, North Shore Hospital, Auckland, New Zealand.
- Published Article
Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research
Ovid Technologies (Wolters Kluwer) - Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
- Publication Date
Feb 23, 2018
With conventional gowns, particulate matter was found in the surgeon's eyelashes, under the face mask around the mouth, and inside the nostrils. Despite recent evidence that certain types of positive-pressure exhaust suits may not decrease infection, there is a clear benefit of surgeon protection from potentially infectious and harmful patient substances. Despite their added costs, hospitals and surgeons should weigh this protective benefit when considering the use of positive-pressure exhaust suits.
Report this publication
From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
This record was last updated on 06/09/2018 and may not reflect the most current and accurate biomedical/scientific data available from NLM.
The corresponding record at NLM can be accessed at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29481350