A survey of propofol injection practices reveals poor knowledge of and unsatisfactory adherence to the SASA Guidelines for Infection Control

DOI: 10.1080/22201181.2017.1336370
Author(s): Anneme BreedtAnesthesiology and Critical Care, South Africa, Johan (Jeff) F. CoetzeeAnesthesiology and Critical Care, South Africa, Hyla KluytsDepartment of Anaesthesiology, South Africa, Pamela ScheepersAnesthesiology and Critical Care, South Africa


Background: Propofol lipid emulsion supports bacterial growth and various outbreaks of postoperative infection are attributed to extrinsic contamination. This study’s objectives were to ascertain propofol administration practices among South African anaesthesiologists and to determine the influence of the 2014 South African Society of Anaesthesiologists (SASA) Guidelines for Infection Control in Anaesthesia.

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