Journal Article

Infection control assessment of ambulatory surgical centers.

Schaefer MK; Jhung M; Dahl M; Schillie S; Simpson C; Llata E; Link-Gelles R; Sinkowitz-Cochran R; Patel P; Bolyard E; Sehulster L; Srinivasan A; Perz JF.

This study discovered that nearly 70% of ambulatory surgical centers had at least one lapse in infection control. The most common lapses involved using a single-dose medication vial for more than one patient and failure to adhere to recommended practices for equipment handling.