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M A R C H 2 0 2 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 1 T here's always the possibility that a patient with an active infection will arrive at your facility for surgery. To prevent SSIs and stop the spread of multi-drug resistant organisms, those of us in the OR tend to focus exclusively on the patient and not as much on what's happening around the patient. That's why Playing Zone Defense Against Superbugs Contain contamination to stop the spread of multi-drug resistant bacteria. Infection Prevention Brittany Frary, BSN, RN, CNOR • IN OR OUT? The staff member on the left remains outside of the zone, ready to grab supplies, while the anesthesia provider and circulating nurse wear yellow PPE inside the zone. Brittany Frary

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