The purpose of this activity is to provide the learner with knowledge of best practices related to surgical skin antisepsis and prepping.
This module will help the surgical team understand and implement the AORN “Guideline on patient skin antisepsis”. The module discusses the importance of removing soil and transient microorganisms from the skin and the use of evidence-based practices in skin antisepsis prior to the surgical procedure. Topics include preoperative bathing and hair removal, skin antisepsis techniques and selection, handling, storing, and disposing of antiseptics. This module includes a Power Point presentation; an interactive educational game; podcast; a case study; an AORN Journal article and Quick View.
- Discuss the common areas of concern that relate to perioperative best practices during surgical skin antisepsis
- Discuss best practices related to surgical skin antisepsis
- Describe implementation of evidence-based practice in relation to surgical skin antisepsis
After presenting this in-service attendee may earn 4.0 contact hours by registering and completing the course evaluation.