Observation of surgical personnel in four specialties (cardiothoracic, general, gynecologic, and orthopedic) in the operating room was performed prior to implementation of an educational intervention designed to improve compliance with Universal Precautions and at 1- and 2-years post-intervention. Use of protective eyewear and double gloving increased following the intervention, whereas the incidence of documented blood and body fluid exposures decreased.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)522-524
Number of pages3
JournalInfection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
Issue number8
StatePublished - 2001


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