Pre-Operative Surgical Clipping: New Advances in Efficiency and Infection Prevention

Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 | 7:00PM - 8:00PM CDT (5:00PM-6:00PM PDT, 6:00PM-7:00PM MDT, 8:00PM-9:00PM EDT) 

Preoperative hair removal has been considered an essential part of surgical preparation for over 150 years. However, data accumulated over the past 30 years have led to significant advancements, including the transition from shaving to clipping and more recently; optimal and efficient methods of clipping with cleanup. This presentation will review the data supporting these advancements, along with the results of a recent survey looking at lingering issues with current practice. 

Learning Points:

  • Review the clinical rationale and guidelines supporting surgical clipping
  • Discuss the how, what, when and where of clipping - Does it matter?
  • The clipping cleanup process - issues, risks and solutions
  • Vacuum-assisted technology in surgical clipping