What is the national trend for being able to wear personal, home-laundered scrubs to work in the PACU?
Standard II – Environment of Care, found in the 2006-2008 Standards of Perianesthesia Nursing Practice, states: “Personnel and visitor dress codes are determined by proximity and frequency of access to operating rooms.”1 Unfortunately, no other recommendations in the Standards address attire worn by perianesthesia personnel. In 1999, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a “Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection”. This guideline indicated there were no well controlled studies relating surgical site infections to laundering of scrubs. Where and how to launder scrubs was described as an unresolved matter, and no specific recommendation was issued.3 This implies that scrubs laundered at home and worn from home do not pose a risk to patients. It also suggests that, at the end of the day, those same scrubs do not pose a health threat to the home environment. In 2003, the CDC and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee issued gu
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