the findings of the study indicate that a large number of the nurses did not perform always practices regarding SSI prevention.6.Chlorhexidine-alcohol versus povidone-iodine as preoperative skin preparation to prevent surgical site infection: a meta-analysis.Strength: This study aimed to compare the use of chlorhexidine-alcohol versus povidone iodine for preoperative skin preparation through the PubMed database. The quality of the study was assessed using Jadad Score. A meta-analysis was conducted in the included study to obtain a pooled estimate of the effect size.
Weakness: There are many reasons why one preparation would work better than the other. In my opinion, presence of a surgical site infection and/or positive cultures after the application of skin antisepsis is not a final answer for me. Preventing SSIs could have many risk factors suchas improper prepping technique, the condition of the room, surgical draping, etc. In order to have a better argument about which preparation is better, they should be studied under the SAME circumstances with the same people performing the surgery and the same nurse performing the prep. ReferencesArdizzone, L. L., Smolowitz, J., Kline, N., Thom, B., & Larson, E. L. (June 2013). Patient hand hygiene practices in surgical patients.American Journal of Infection Control,41(6), 487–491. Retrieved from -com.lopes.idm.oclc.org/science/article/pii/S019665531201022XBurden, M., & Thornton, M. (2018). Reducing the risks of surgical site infection: the importance
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