Outpatient Surgery Magazine

Manager's Guide to Infection Control - May 2016

Outpatient Surgery Magazine, providing current information on Surgical Services, Surgical Facility Administration, Outpatient Surgery News and Trends, OR Excellence and more.

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1 0 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E M A Y 2 0 1 6 H ow many of the skin preps that your surgical team performs are applied correctly? On how many patients is hair around the surgical site removed in pre-op instead of in the OR? How many patients bathe with chlorhexidine-gluconate (CHG) before arriving at your facility? It's probably not as many as you think if recent findings published in the International Surgery Journal are indicative of a larger skin-prepping trend (osmag.net/CpBtM5). The study's authors Standardize Your Skin Prep Get patients, surgeons and staff on board with your pre-op bathing, hair-clipping and skin-antisepsis protocols. Kendal Gapinski | Associate Editor Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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