Pre-operative Hair Removal: A Literature Review

Al Maqbali, Mohammed (2016) Pre-operative Hair Removal: A Literature Review. International Journal of Nursing & Clinical Practices, 3 (1). p. 163. ISSN 2394-4978

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In pre-operative preparation, has traditionally included the routine removal of body hair from the surgical site. However, there are many studies suggesting not to shaving the incision site. The objective of this review was to determine if shaving compared to non-shaving the surgical site will result in reduced level of infection. Fifteen studies were included in this review; three of them are systematic review. There is inconclusive evidence that hair removal has effects on surgical site infection (SSI). However, there was some evidence that hair removal by clipper and depilation cream was superior to shaving.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Surgical Site infection, preoperative preparation, Preoperative Hair Removal, Clipper, Depilation, shaving with razor
Subjects: B700 Nursing
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Nursing, Midwifery and Health
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2021 10:54
Last Modified: 10 Sep 2021 11:00

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