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Minimising airflow turbulence in the OR

Surgical site infections constitute a huge healthcare burden worldwide and prevention requires an integrated approach.

This article considers the role of surgical light design in optimising air quality and minimising airflow turbulence in theatres, through aerodynamic research.  

Surgical site infections (SSIs) constitute a huge healthcare burden worldwide and remain one of the most challenging complications to treat. Airborne particles carrying harmful microorganisms, which settle on skin and instruments, are responsible for the majority of these infections. Prevention requires an integrated approach; one that involves paying careful consideration to a variety of factors, including operating room design and air quality. 

Healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs) are a significant challenge for hospitals around the world. More than four million patients are estimated to acquire a healthcareassociated infection in the EU each year and approximately 1.7 million in the US are affected annually. The prevalence of HCAIs in Europe is around 7.1 %.1

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AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

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UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
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ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

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