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October 1973

Cleanup Techniques in the Operating Room

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From the Association of Operating Room Nurses, Englewood, Colo.

Arch Surg. 1973;107(4):596-599. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1973.01350220074015

A review of operating room cleanup techniques provides a rationalized checklist that is easy to read and follow. Certain recommendations, such as the lack of necessity of placing "dirty cases" at the end of the schedule and the dismissal of the ultraviolet light technique, are of prime interest to surgeons.

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