Archive February 2018 XIX, No. 2

Skin Prep Pop Quiz

Test your knowledge on best practices for preventing surgical site infections.

Kendal Gapinski

Kendal Gapinski, Contributing Editor

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Prepping for Surgery
PREPPING THE SKIN The antiseptic preparation of the skin at the surgical site is the fundamental basis for preventing surgical site infections.

You 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, especially 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
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