PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
Measure: Appropriate hair removal

Time Period Ending:  12/31/2012

Rate: 100%

What We Are Doing:
Proven research shows that proper hair removal is vital in reducing the risk of a surgical site infection. We do not use razors because they can cause microscopic abrasions of the skin where bacteria can grow. Our surgical staff and surgeons don't use razors, and patients are taught how to correctly remove hair from the surgical site before surgery.

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