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Key words: skin preps, antisepsis, surgical site infections, aseptic technique. Surgical skin antisepsis (ie, preparing a patient for a surgical procedure by cleaning ...


reinforcement of best practices related to the patient skin preparation (henceforth in ... antiseptic agent the night before surgery and/or the morning of surgery.


Procedural and surgical site infections create difficult and complex clinical scenarios. A source for pathogens is often thought to be the skin surface, making skin ...


BACKGROUND: Despite many advances in surgical asepsis, surgical site infection (SSI) remains a challenging and costly problem. Decontamination of the skin ...


Jan 19, 2016 ... Check for patient allergies or sensitivities to the ingredients contained in the surgical skin preparation products used in your institution. 2.


To reduce the risk of post surgical site infection. 1.4. To prevent injury to the patient during surgical skin preparation. 2. GUIDELINES: 2.1 The surgical skin prep ...


Learn about skin preparation for infection control and prevention. ... preoperative skin preparation products provide distinct advantages in preparing for surgery.


Jan 24, 2014 ... Question 2: Which agent, if any, is the optimal agent for surgical skin ... There is no clear difference between various skin preparation agents.


Dec 9, 2015 ... Introduction. This guideline provides an overview of surgical skin preparation and the rationale for the selection and use of skin disinfection ...