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Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)
environmental cleaning, operating rooms, terminal room cleaning, adenosine triphosphate, ATP, surgical site infections
Background: Terminal cleaning plays a large role in providing a safe environment for patients and staff. Staff education about proper terminal cleaning practices has shown to potentially improve terminal cleaning practices and operating room cleanliness.
Design: Quasi-experimental; Pre-test post-test.
Setting: Operating rooms in a Midwest hospital.
Methods: An ATP monitoring system was used to assess 10 high-touch surfaces in five operating rooms pre and post educational intervention.
Results: ATP on all of the 10 high touch surfaces was compared pre and post educational intervention. A dependent t-test was used to evaluate data. A p-value of 0.008 was found which was statistically significant.
Conclusion: Educational intervention with operating room staff was proven effective in improving terminal room cleanliness.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Operating rooms - Cleaning
Includes bibliographical references (pages 30-32)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
Lawson, Lori, "Decreasing Residual Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP) Levels in Operating Rooms by Improving Terminal Cleaning Practice" (2013). Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Practice Innovation Projects. 40.