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Simplify the Skin Prepping Process
Standardized protocols render incision sites as clean as possible before surgery.
Peter Graves, BSN, RN, CNOR
Publish Date: May 19, 2022   |  Tags:   Infection Prevention Staff Training and Education Wound Closure
Skin prep
JUST RIGHT Regular audits of skin prep practices will determine whether staff are using too little or too much prepping agent on patients.   |   Pamela Bevelhymer

No matter how hard one tries, the skin simply cannot be made sterile. It can, however, be made surgically clean. Optimizing the skin’s cleanliness prior to surgery is the target that every provider should focus upon. To achieve a consistent perioperative antisepsis process, everything from the products chosen to the application techniques to the training conducted, should be standardized. Otherwise, how can one measure quality from one patient to the next?

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