Surgical hand antisepsis to reduce surgical site infection.

  title={Surgical hand antisepsis to reduce surgical site infection.},
  author={Judith Tanner and Jo C. Dumville and Gill Norman and Mathew Fortnam},
  journal={The Cochrane database of systematic reviews},
BACKGROUND Medical professionals routinely carry out surgical hand antisepsis before undertaking invasive procedures to destroy transient micro-organisms and inhibit the growth of resident micro-organisms. Antisepsis may reduce the risk of surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients. OBJECTIVES To assess the effects of surgical hand antisepsis on preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients treated in any setting. The secondary objective is to determine the effects of surgical hand… CONTINUE READING
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