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Environment of Care (EC) Standards

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Element of Performance

When flammable germicides or antiseptics are used with electrosurgery, cautery, or lasers, incorporate
  • nonflammable packaging,

  • unit-dose applicators, and a

  • preoperative "time-out" that verifies

    • -- the application site is dry before draping or use of surgical equipment,

    • -- pooling of solution has not occurred or has been corrected, and

    • -- solution-soaked materials have been removed from the room before draping or use of surgical devices.

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