Diversities in perceived knowledge and practice of preoperative skin preparation in Swedish orthopaedic surgery.
2015 (English)In: Journal of perioperative practice, ISSN 1750-4589, Vol. 25, no 5, 101-106 p., 26292463Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Preoperative skin preparations may reduce the risk of hospital-acquired infections. This cross sectional questionnaire study aimed to identify the practice and knowledge of preoperative skin preparation in Swedish orthopaedic surgery departments. One hundred and six respondents (response rate 68%) from 13 Swedish orthopaedic departments reported a diversity of current recommendations and evidence, and good knowledge of skin preparations. This study found variations in practice and deviations from recommendations, despite high levels of knowledge.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Harrogate, Yorks, United Kingdom: Association for Perioperative Practice , 2015. Vol. 25, no 5, 101-106 p., 26292463
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-127375PubMedID: 26292463OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-127375DiVA: diva2:922628