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Young surgeons speak up: Stringent OR attire restrictions decrease morale without improving outcomes

October 1, 2016 • Features

The results of a study assessing surgeons’ reactions to operating room attire restrictions conducted by the YFA of the ACS are described in this article, as are the possible effects of these restrictions on patient safety.


M. Boyd Gillespie, MD, MSc, FACS, performing the first Inspire Upper Airway Stimulation device implantation in South Carolina since its FDA approval in April 2014. Dr. Gillespie was assisted by otolaryngology–head and neck surgery residents and fellows wearing various types of OR attire at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Looking forward – October 2016

Dr. Hoyt’s column describes the importance of professional operating room attire and summarizes key protocols, such as proper covering of the head during invasive procedures, supported by College leadership.

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