AST Standards of Practice for Skin Prep of the Surgical Patient. Introduction ...
antiseptic agent the night before surgery and/or the morning of surgery.
This agent has gained popularity as a hand-scrubbing and showering antiseptic
prior to surgery, but also continues to be used as a patient skin preparation ...
Surg Infect (Larchmt). 2015 Feb;16(1):14-23. doi: 10.1089/sur.2015.010. Skin
preparation before surgery: options and evidence. Sidhwa F(1), Itani KM.
... so our team examined the evidence for antiseptic skin preparation prior to
clean surgery (i.e. surgery that does not involve the breathing system, gut, genital
Should we use an alcohol-based antiseptic or remove the hair at the surgical site
? .... Why do we remove cosmetics before the preoperative skin prep?
to provide the patient with an aseptic surgical site before any surgical or other
invasive procedure. ... Surgical skin antisepsis (ie, preparing a patient for a.
To prevent injury to the patient during surgical skin preparation. 2. GUIDELINES:
2.1 The ... performed prior to the surgical skin prep using a separate set-up.
They also recommend preparing the skin at the surgical site with antiseptic
immediately before incision, but they do not indicate a preference for CHG or PI.
Surgical skin preparation should be applied using a painting technique, from the
site ... is an essential step prior to surgical skin preparation and it may decrease ...