Why is surgical clipping so important?
Surgical site infections (SSIs) represent a significant burden to the healthcare system. This also creates a burden on you— to prevent these costly events from happening. Effective preoperative hair removal is a way to help do just that.
For surgery, appropriate preoperative skin preparation is a key step to preventing SSIs. However, research shows that shaving can cause multiple skin abrasions that later may become infected.1 When hair removal is required, AORN Perioperative Standards recommend hair to be clipped with an electric clipper. Hair at the surgical site should be left in place, whenever possible.
Essentials of preoperative hair removal
Cat. no. Description Qty.
CAH4413 Rechargeable Surgical Clipper 1 ea/cs
CAH4414 Charging Station 1 ea/cs
CAH4406D Blade, Standard Prep 25 ea/bx, 2 bx/cs
CAH4412D Blade, Specialty 20 ea/cs
CAH4403 Blade, Precision 20 ea/bx, 480 ea/cs