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Surgical Smoke Nearly Killed Me - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - February 2018

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4 0 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • F E B R U A R U Y 2 0 1 8 Y ou might think you know all you need to about skin prep, but are you sure you're up to date with the latest best practices? Properly prepping the skin should be a top priority for your facility, espe- cially since it's an easy- to-implement infection prevention effort that's relatively affordable. Quiz yourself and your staff with the skin prep pop quiz below. 1. Which surgical skin prep is accepted as the most effective? a. povidone-iodine b. chlorhexidine gluconate c. none of the above c. none of the above. The battle rages on over which skin prep is clin- Skin Prep Pop Quiz Test your knowledge on best practices for preventing surgical site infections. • PREPPING THE SKIN The antiseptic preparation of the skin at the surgical site is the fundamental basis for preventing surgical site infections. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN, CNOR Kendal Gapinski | Contributing Editor

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