Exhibit 4. Roles of staff interviewed at each site visit

Proactive Risk Assessment of Surgical Site Infection in Ambulatory Surgery Centers

Outpatient Surgery CenterRoles of Staff Interviewed
Pediatric hospital, off-site ASC
  • Administrator.
  • Infection control specialist.
  • Pre-op, OR, PACU nurses.
  • Instrument technician.
Community hospital, co-located ASC
  • Administrator.
  • Clinical nurse managers.
  • Environmental services specialist.
  • Infection control specialist.
  • General surgery hospitalist.
  • Anesthesiologist.
  • Pre-op, OR, PACU nurses.
Academic hospital, off-site ASC
  • Administrator.
  • Pre-op, OR, PACU nurses.
  • Sterile processing technician.
Free-standing ASC
  • Administrator.
  • Infection control specialist.
  • Pre-op, OR, PACU nurses.
  • Quality improvement nurse.
  • Scrub technician.
  • Instrument technician.

Note: ASC = ambulatory surgery center; OR = operating room; PACU = pediatric acute care unit; pre-op = preoperative.

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Page last reviewed April 2013
Internet Citation: Exhibit 4. Roles of staff interviewed at each site visit: Proactive Risk Assessment of Surgical Site Infection in Ambulatory Surgery Centers. April 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/final-reports/stpra/stpraexh4.html