Cloth Caps More Effective Than Disposable Caps at Preventing Contamination in the OR
One of the first studies testing the effectiveness of different operating room (OR) head coverings in preventing airborne contamination has found that surgeon's caps that expose small amounts of the ears and hair are not inferior to the bouffant-style, disposable scrub hats that cover those features. Results of the study were presented today during a Scientific Forum session at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Clinical Congress 2017, and will be published online on the Journal of the American College of Surgeons website tomorrow, in advance of print publication.
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A scrub cap is a head covering that is worn by nurses and doctors in the operating room. It helps protect their hair from getting cut or pulled out by surgical instruments.Read more
A Study of Different Operating Room Headgear Assessed by Environmental Quality Indicators
Study design: Disposable bouffant and skull cap hats and newly laundered cloth skull caps were tested. A mock surgical procedure was used in a dynamic operating room environment. Airborne particula...Read more