Infection Control Studies Supporting Reusable Scrub Caps
We are excited more and more studies are coming out in changing the attitudes towards reusable scrub caps. We all have to make a move to having more sustainable practices and we believe in the re-useable scrub caps.
Infection Control Studies:
- Haskins IN, et al. Hernia. 2017.‘There is no association between the type of surgical hat worn and the incidence of postoperative wound events.’
- Hussain S, et al. Neurosurgery, Volume 82, Issue 4, 1 April 2018, Pages 548–554.‘Mandatory Change From Surgical Skull Caps to Bouffant Caps Among Operating Room Personnel Does Not Reduce Surgical Site Infections in Class I Surgical Cases.’
- Markel T et al, Journal of the American College of Surgeons. October 2017. Volume 225, Issue 4, Supplement 2, Pages e29–e30‘When compared to cloth skull caps, disposable bouffants had greater permeability, greater particulate contamination, and greater passive microbial shed.’
- Kothari SN, et al. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2018.‘Attending surgeon preference for bouffant vs skull cap does not significantly impact SSI rates after accounting for surgical procedure type.’
- Elmously et al. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2018.Implementation of the AORN guidelines has not decreased SSIs and has increased healthcare costs.
- Journal of Hospital Infection 2002 – There is no need for non scrubbed theatre staff to wear disposable headgear
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