The role of antiseptic preparation for surgical infection prevention
With surgical site infections (SSIs) accounting for about 20% of HAIs1, it is vital to prophylactically use products that can help prevent SSIs. In this article, we’ll explore:
- The prevalence of hospital-acquired infections (HAIs)
- Why infections occur
- Current trends in infection prevention
- Iodophor vs. chlorohexidine gluconate (CHG) use cases
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1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NHSN. January 2021. Available at https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/PDFs/ pscManual/9pscSSIcurrent.pdf. Last accessed February 15, 2021.