|FAQ - Regulatory - Archived Through 2012
What Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines apply to anesthesiologists?
The general guidelines for infection control that apply to healthcare workers such as nurses also apply to anesthesiologists. These recommendations include handwashing, environmental asepsis, sterilization and disinfection, postexposure follow-up, and others. All CDC guidelines can be obtained at no charge from the CDC website at http://www.cdc.gov. Recommendations for Infection Control for the Practice of Anesthesiology have been published by the American Society of Anesthesiologists.(1)
(1) American Society of Anesthesiologists. Recommendations for infection control for the practice of anesthesiology. Available at http://www.asahq.org/ProfInfo/Infection/Infection_TOC.html