Skin – the source of the problem
Disinfection is of course a major priority in all hospitals, which is why all surgical sites and operating rooms are sterile environments. However, one element of surgery cannot be sterilised by hospital staff: the patient.
Studies have shown that the patient’s own skin is responsible for most of the pathogens that cause SSIs.1 Up to 33% of the population naturally carry Staphylococcus aureus on their skin.2
In order to ensure a ‘clean surgery’, the patient must follow the process of whole body washing and disinfect their skin, prior to and following a surgical procedure.
Overall distribution of organisms reported as causing SSIs.3 HiBiScrub Plus is effective against the following: