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The fundamental basis for preventing surgical site infections is the antiseptic preparation of the skin at the surgical site. All perioperative nurses must learn this  ...


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 ...


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


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


Apr 7, 2017 ... Skin preparation, surgery, antisepsis, skin disinfection, chlorhexidine gluconate, povidone-iodine, alcoholic chlorhexidine. Table of contents.