Tag Archive for ‘OR attire restrictions’
The ACS and other stakeholders have developed a consensus on recommendations for operating room attire, specifically ear and hair covering.
The surgical cap and its effects on patient safety in the operating room are examined.
The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.
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.
Young surgeons speak up: Stringent OR attire restrictions decrease morale without improving outcomes
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.
The following statement on operating room attire was developed by the ACS task force on operating room attire and approved by the ACS Board of Regents at its July 2016 meeting.