I work in a very small Ambulatory Surgery Center and some of our doctors allow visitors in the OR during patient surgeries. I feel this is unsafe and poor infection control practices (even though the visitor is wearing the appropriate gear). All the waivers are signed, etc. I feel it's wrong, though to routinely allow someone to watch someone else's surgery UNLESS that person is a student in the medical field or for research purposes.
Does anyone know of any written guidance on this subject?