By Tom Rosenthal

Minneapolis—Air contamination standards for microbial aerosol particulates in the OR are needed to reduce the risk for SSIs, said Charles E. Edmiston Jr., PhD, at the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology 2018 annual conference.

The technology now exists that can accurately measure viable aerosol microbes in the OR, as well as to clean the air to substantially reduce the risk for contamination and infection of surgical wounds. So now is the