What are the preoperative preparation?

At some point before surgery a health care provider conducts a preoperative assessment to verify that a person is fit and ready for the surgery.[1][2] For surgeries in which a pers

What are the preoperative preparation?

At some point before surgery a health care provider conducts a preoperative assessment to verify that a person is fit and ready for the surgery.[1][2] For surgeries in which a person receives either general or local anesthesia, this assessment may be done either by a doctor or a nurse trained to do the assessment.[2] The available research does not give insight about any differences in outcomes depending on whether a doctor or nurse conducts this assessment.[2]

Addressing anxietyEdit

Playing calming music to patients immediately before surgery has a beneficial effect in addressing anxiety about the surgery.[3]

Surgical site preparationEdit

Hair removal at the location where the surgical incision is made is often done before the surgery.[4] Sufficient evidence does not exist to say that removing hair is a useful way to prevent infections.[4] When it is done immediately before surgery, the use of hair clippers might be preferable to shaving.[4]

Bathing with an antiseptic like chlorhexidine does not seem to affect incidence of complications after surgery.[5] However, washing the surgical site with chlorhexidine after surgery does seem helpful for preventing surgical site infection.[6]

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