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 pscManual/9pscSSIcurrent.pdf. Last accessed February 15, 2021.