Clothing systems used in operating rooms - A question of patient safety
2010 (English)In: 41st R³-Nordic Symposium: Dipoli, Espoo, Finland, May 25-26, 2010, Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus , 2010, no 266, 142-147 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Clothing systems used in operating rooms are compared to clothing systems used in food industry and in pharmaceutical manufacturing. For all these industries the control of the concentration of airborne bacteria-carrying particles are of vital importance. The emission of large particles with regard to clothing system quality is commented. Results from the study can be used to calculate expected concentrations of airborne aerobic colony forming units in the operation room when clothing system and number of people in the room are known. The study shows that the commonly used protective clothing systems need to be upgraded in operation rooms where patients, sensitive to infections undergo operations.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus , 2010. no 266, 142-147 p.
, VTT Symposium (Valtion Teknillinen Tutkimuskeskus), ISSN 0357-9387 ; 266
Clothing systems, Colony forming units, Food industries, Large particles, Patient safety, Pharmaceutical manufacturing, Accident prevention, Clean rooms, Food safety, Laboratories, Manufacture, Protective clothing, Operating rooms
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IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150261ScopusID: 2-s2.0-80053307121ISBN: 978-951387595-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-150261DiVA: diva2:745239
41st R3-Nordic Symposium: Cleanroom Technology, Contamination Control and Cleaning; Espoo; Finland; 25 May 2010 through 26 May 2010
QC 201409102014-09-102014-09-012014-09-10Bibliographically approved