We can all agree that skin prepping is a key early step to reducing surgical site infections. After that, let the debates begin. Which skin prep is the most effective — povidone-iodine, chlorhexidine or iodophor? How best to apply it? Is pre-op hair removal necessary? And what about pre-op showers? Let's have a look at the questions — and attempt to arrive at answers — for each step of the prepping process.
6 Debates in Skin Prepping
Experts and evidence clear the way for straightforward protocols.
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