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Barb Zaske

Barb Zaske


Barb Zaske, RN, is a clinical resource manager for Medline’s sterile procedure tray division. Zaske brings extensive knowledge and insights from working at IDNs and GPOs. In addition, she brings nearly 20 years of clinical experience in the perioperative space dealing with orthopedics and inpatient rehabilitation.

Three Easy Ways to Reduce Traffic in Your OR

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Preparing the OR

As a perioperative nurse, have you ever wondered how excessive foot traffic within the surgical suite affects surgical site infections (SSIs)? A study at Johns Hopkins revealed that one-third of observed procedures had enough door openings during the surgeries to potentially defeat the safety effects of systems meant to keep contaminated air out of sterile ORs. Our role is to … Read More