Diversities in perceived knowledge and practice of preoperative skin preparation in Swedish orthopaedic surgery.

Abstract

Preoperative skin preparations may reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections. This cross sectional questionnaire study aimed to identify the practice and knowledge of preoperative skin preparation in Swedish orthopaedic surgery departments. One hundred and six respondents (response rate 68%) from 13 Swedish orthopaedic departments reported a diversity of current recommendations and evidence, and good knowledge of skin preparations. This study found variations in practice and deviations from recommendations, despite high levels of knowledge.

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@article{Markstrm2015DiversitiesIP, title={Diversities in perceived knowledge and practice of preoperative skin preparation in Swedish orthopaedic surgery.}, author={Ingemar Markstr{\"{o}m and Kristofer Bjers{\aa}}, journal={Journal of perioperative practice}, year={2015}, volume={25 5}, pages={101-6} }