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OR attire

Proceedings and recommendations from the OR attire summit: A collaborative model for guideline development

The recommendations provided at the operating room attire summit are described, including the findings of relevant scientific literature reviewed by summit participants.

ACS News

ACS, other organizations concerned with patient safety offer recommendations on OR attire

The ACS and other stakeholders have developed a consensus on recommendations for operating room attire, specifically ear and hair covering.

surgeons in caps in the OR

The surgical cap: Symbol, science, argument, and evidence

The surgical cap and its effects on patient safety in the operating room are examined.

Letters to the Editor

The following comments were received regarding recent articles published in the Bulletin.

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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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.

Statement on operating room attire

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.


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