We investigated the microbial burden on the operating room environment when patients on contact precautions for a multidrug-resistant pathogen received surgery. Our study demonstrated that the perioperative environment was contaminated with aerobic bacteria and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) after surgery, and that MRSA persisted environmentally even after cleaning and disinfection, highlighting the need for meticulous cleaning and disinfection in the perioperative environment.
|Journal||Open Forum Infectious Diseases|
|Publication status||Published - 2020 Nov 1|
- microbial contamination
- operating room
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology