—By Thomas Rosenthal

The Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) released new expert guidance to improve infection control prac tices specific to OR anesthesia care that aims to help protect patients from nosocomial infections (Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol 2019:1-17).

The new SHEA expert guidance is needed because “infection prevention and control policies specific to anesthesia care in the OR are not universal” in U.S. health care facilities, wrote L. Silvia