Reference : Pre-Surgical Hand Antisepsis: Concepts and Current Habits of Veterinary Surgeons
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Veterinary medicine & animal health
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/83130
Pre-Surgical Hand Antisepsis: Concepts and Current Habits of Veterinary Surgeons
English
[fr] Asepsie chirugicale des mains: concepts actuel et habitudes des chirurgiens vétérinaires
Verwilghen, Denis mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Anesthésiologie gén. et pathologie chirurg. des grds animaux >]
Grulke, Sigrid mailto [Université de Liège - ULg > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés > Département clinique des animaux de compagnie et des équidés >]
Kampf, Günther mailto [> >]
2011
Veterinary Surgery : The Official Journal of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons
W.B. Saunders
40
5
515-521
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
0161-3499
1532-950X
Orlando
FL
[en] Surgery ; hand asepsis ; antisepsis ; veterinary ; hydro alcoholic rub ; sterillium
[fr] chirurgie ; asepsie des mains ; veterinaire
[nl] heelkunde ; asepsie ; hand hygiene ; chirurgie ; hydroalcoholishe oplossing ; sterillium
[en] Objective: To assess current habits for surgical hand preparation amongst veterinary surgical specialists and to compare data with current guidelines for hand asepsis techniques.
Study design: Survey of veterinary surgical specialists
Sample Population: Diplomates of the American (ACVS) and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS).
Methods: An internet based survey of hand preparation methods before surgical procedures was conducted of 1300 listed ACVS and ECVS Diplomates.
Results: A 42.6% response rate was obtained. Approximately 80% of respondents use disinfecting soaps as a primary method for hand antisepsis. Of those, 81% use chlorhexidine based scrubs and 7% use a neutral soap followed by a hydroalcoholic solution.
Conclusions: Contrary to current recommendations of the World Health Organization and scientific evidence supporting use of hydro-alcoholic rubs for presurgical hand preparation, veterinary surgical specialists still use surgical scrub solutions containing disinfecting soaps.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/83130

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