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5 4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • J A N U A R Y 2 0 2 0 I f you want to start a nasal decoloniza- tion program, you must first choose a nasal sanitiz- er: either pre-moist- ened, ready-to-use povidone-iodine swab- sticks that look like Q- tips or a single-use ampule shaped like a tube of lip balm that combines ethanol with emollients. Next, you must decide whether you'll swab the nostrils of all your patients an hour or so before surgery, or just decolonize the nares of those patients get- ting any type of implant: mesh, biological or hardware. Regardless of the product and patients you choose, by joining the growing number of surgical facilities that have found nasal decolo- nization to be a simple and inexpensive way to deactivate the germs that are present in every person's nasal passages, you'll help stop the Nasal Antisepsis Done Right 4 tips to stop staph where it lurks. • BY A NOSE An alcohol-based antiseptic is a patient-friendly way to inhibit the growth of nasal Staphylococcus aureus. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Dan O'Connor | Editor-in-Chief

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