Camilla Wistrand

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The intention of preoperative skin antisepsis is to reduce the risk of postoperative surgical wound infections through the prevention of contamination of the wound site from the patient's skin flora, and to provide a sterile work area. This pilot study aimed to compare warm versus cold skin disinfection with a chlorhexidine solution on bacterial growth,(More)
In clinical practice, patients who are awake often comment that cold surgical skin disinfectant is unpleasant. This is not only a problem of patients’ experience; heat loss during the disinfection process is a problem that can result in hypothermia. Evidence for the efficacy of preheated disinfection is scarce. We tested whether preheated skin disinfectant(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to compare the effect of preheated (36 °C) and room-temperature (20 °C) skin disinfectant solution on skin temperature and patients' experience of the skin disinfection process. BACKGROUND To prevent surgical site infections, it is important to disinfect skin prior to invasive surgery. In clinical practice,(More)
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