What are the viruses we need to contend with in the outpatient surgery environment?
VIRUS (def) An ultramicroscopic, metabolically inert, infectious agent that replicates only within the cells of a living host. A virus is composed of an RNA or DNA core, a protein coat, and, in complex types, a surrounding envelope. In broad terms, viruses are either lipophilic (enveloped) or hydrophilic (naked).
The viruses we need to deal with in the outpatient surgery setting are bloodborne disease viruses (viral hepatitis types B