Surgical Marking Pen Contamination: Writing a Postoperative Infection Into Your Preoperative Plan.
Introduction Preoperative marking is an essential safety practice to prevent "never" events, including wrong site surgery. Moreover, the Joint Commission regulations of the Universal Protocol require that patients be marked to indicate the operative site. Marking typically occurs with a pen or marker, which may be disposable or reusable. Previous studies have demonstrated that methicillin-resistant
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Huff, M. L., Jacobs, A. M., Huang, E., & Miles, M. G. (2023). Surgical Marking Pen Contamination: Writing a Postoperative Infection Into Your Preoperative Plan. Cureus, 15(6), e40007. https://doi.org/10.7759/cureus.40007
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Residents, Fellows and Residents, USF-LVHN SELECT Program, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Faculty, USF-LVHN SELECT Program Students