Surgical Caps are primarily worn to prevent hair from falling onto the patient during surgery, right? But is it necessary to wear a Surgical Cap if you have no hair? According to this excerpt from a recent ASC posting, even bald professionals should protect the patient through use of a Surgical Cap.
Misconception: I am bald, therefore I do not need to wear surgical head gear.
Ms. Joan Blanchard, MSS, BSN,RN, CNOR, CIC, who serves as the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses’ liason to the CDC Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee, says even healthcare professionals with no hair on their heads should still wear protective surgical caps during surgery. Not doing so can still be hazardous to patients, she says. “It varies from individual to individual, but everyone sheds skin particles from every part of their body every day,” Ms. Blanchard says. “So your head constantly shedding is a huge reason to wear surgical head caps. It’s simply a quality and infection prevention issue.”
Have you experienced bald co-workers foregoing a surgical cap, believing they are not a risk to their patient? Does your facility require bald professionals to wear surgical caps during surgery?
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