Splatters and splashes in the operating room expose staff to blood and body fluids and place the perioperative team at risk for transmission of bloodborne pathogens. While the risk of exposure can never be completely eliminated, leveraging certain technologies and practices helps safeguard team members from exposure. Additionally, improving how OR teams use personal protective equipment in conjunction with sterile technique can also prevent surgical site infections. Learn more about methods to reduce staff and patient risks, and ask your questions during a live Q&A with experts.
• Review sources of splashes and splatters in the OR and how to prevent pathogen exposure
• Understand proper selection and use of personal protective equipment (PPE)
• List interventions using PPE and sterile technique that may prevent surgical site infections
California Board of Registered Nursing
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses is provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 13019 for 1 contact hour.
Amber Wood, MSN, RN, CNOR, CIC, FAPIC, AORN Senior Perioperative Practice Specialist
John Guyeskey, Manager, Downstream Marketing, Stryker