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Submitted: 16 May 2007 Modified: 22 June 2017
HERDIN Record #: PCHRDPC970373

Surgical wound infections: General preventive measures in the hospital setting.

 Erasmo AA

The rate of surgical wound infection can be reduced by the following measures
1. Short preoperative stay
2. Hexachlorophene shower before operation
3. Shaving kept to a minimum, and just before operation
4. Contamination minimized
5. Excellent surgical technique
6. As expeditious an operation as is safe
7. Scrupulous care in operations performed on elderly, obese, and diabetic patients
8. Drains neither routinely used nor brought out through operative wound
9. Meticulous coagulation technique using the electrosurgical unit
10. Information to each surgeon on his or her wound infection rate.(Conclusion)

Publication Type
Book Chapter
Surgical Infections: Current Concepts and Management
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Philippine Council for Health Research and Development Library B 1223 / B 1224 / FIL RC110 P53.5 1992 Fulltext Print Format (Request Document)

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