Special or Theme Issue

Infection Prevention.

Ardenne M, Reitnauer PG. Arzneimittel-Forschung. 1975;25:1369-79.

A primary concern in the perioperative setting is the prevention of health care–associated infections, particularly surgical site infections. Articles in this special issue explore strategies to reduce risk of infection in the perioperative environment, with discussions focusing on human factors principles, instrument sterilization, and specimen management.