Operating Room Nurse

Relationship Between Operating Room Nursing Staff Expertise and Patient Outcomes

This secondary analysis evaluated the association of operating room scrub staff expertise, based on frequency of working on a specific surgical procedure, with the development of surgical site infections. The odds of developing surgical site infections decreased by 5.7% (odds ratio = 0.943; 95% confidence interval, 0.834-1.067) with increased expertise, although a statistically significant association was not established (P = .354). The relationship between operating room scrub staff expertise and patient outcomes is important to understand.

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