Surgeon's garb and infection control: What's the evidence?

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Abstract

Surgical site infections are an important complication resulting from surgery. Before the 20th century a significant number of surgeries resulted in death from sepsis. One of the rituals resulting from efforts to reduce infection is the donning of surgical garb. A large body of literature has developed on the efficacy of these specialized garments. The available evidence for the efficacy of each individual garb at reducing surgical site infections will be explored. The relevance of this evidence to the outpatient dermatologic surgery setting will also be discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of the American Academy of Dermatology
Volume64
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2011

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Keywords

  • attire
  • booties
  • cap
  • garb
  • gloves
  • gown
  • head covering
  • mask
  • surgical site infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology

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