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Patient skin preparation 

Patient skin preparation
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Patient skin preparation
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10.1093/med/9780199239641.003.0015
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date: 23 September 2021

Surgical site infection 260

Antiseptic skin preparation 262

Applying antiseptic solutions 264

Preoperative hair removal 266

Total body washing 268

Surgical site infections (SSIs) are one of the commonest healthcare-associated infections. As well as causing distress to patients they are estimated to cost the NHS in excess of 1 billion pounds each year....

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