What kind of surgical cap is better to wear to prevent surgical site infection?
Prevention of surgical site infection (SSI) has been a topic of concern to surgeons. In the operating room, controlling air pollution and shedding of microbes from medical personnel are important measures to prevent SSI.
For modern operating rooms, it is no longer difficult to control air pollution, especially the establishment of a laminar flow system, which can significantly purify the air and reduce the bacterial load, which is an important and effective measure to prevent SSI.
In terms of controlling the shedding of microorganisms on the surface of medical personnel, sterile gloves + sterile surgical gowns + masks + surgical caps are sufficient to prevent any microorganisms on the doctor’s body from falling off and contaminating the surgical area.
As a result, the standard “look” of the surgeon was shaped like this:
Figure 1: Sturdy surgeon Er, I’m sorry, I almost went off the topic …
The purpose of this article is to discuss the surgical cap.
Figure 2: Surgeon wearing a disposable edgeless surgical cap, capable + wise
Figure 3: Putting on the cloth surgical cap you bought is still a charming year
However, some people feel that it is not perfect:
You see, the hair near the ears is exposed, and the hair can carry staphylococcus, streptococcus, and coryneform bacteria, especially the ears, forehead, and eyebrows, which have higher bacteria content. Therefore, this protection is not tight enough.
So, the following surgical cap appeared:
Finally, despise hospitals that offer green surgical caps.
ACS: Are you convinced?
AORN ： ……