Intraoperative patient skin prep agents: is there a difference?

@article{Zinn2010IntraoperativePS,
  title={Intraoperative patient skin prep agents: is there a difference?},
  author={Jennifer L Zinn and Jeanne B. Jenkins and Vangela Swofford and Beverly Harrelson and Sharon McCarter},
  journal={AORN journal},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 6},
  pages={
          662-74
        }
}
For health care institutions, intraoperative prep agents are a critical link in combating surgical site infections and the associated economic burden. The question remains, is there an intraoperative prep agent that is truly superior to the others? We conducted a literature review to examine available empirical evidence related to intraoperative prep agents used in our health system for open abdominal, general surgery procedures: povidone-iodine, chlorhexidine gluconate, parachoroxylenol, and… CONTINUE READING

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