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

Ordering Information

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

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