Monthly Archives: November 2016

Impression vs Diagnosis

Diagnosis is the identification of a condition, disease, disorder, or problem by systematic analysis of the personal data, symptoms, signs, test results, and other pertinent information of a patient.  The end outcome of a diagnostic process is a label of the … Continue reading

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Surgical Hand Preparation – 2016 WHO Recommendation

New WHO recommendations on preoperative measures for surgical site infection prevention: an evidence-based global perspective http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(16)30398-X/fulltext Recommendation 11: surgical hand preparation The panel recommends that surgical hand preparation be done either by scrubbing with a suitable antimicrobial soap and water … Continue reading

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No Hair Shaving Before Surgery – 2016 WHO Recommendation

New WHO recommendations on preoperative measures for surgical site infection prevention: an evidence-based global perspective http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(16)30398-X/fulltext Recommendation 8: hair removal The panel recommends that in patients undergoing any surgical procedure, hair should either not be removed or, if absolutely necessary, … Continue reading

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Preoperative Bathing to Prevent Surgical Site Infection – 2016 WHO Recommendations

New WHO recommendations on preoperative measures for surgical site infection prevention: an evidence-based global perspective http://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(16)30398-X/fulltext Recommendation 3: preoperative bathing Good clinical practice requires that patients bathe or shower before surgery. The panel suggests that either a plain or antimicrobial … Continue reading

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