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Specializes in OR.

As a new graduate new to the OR I am finding guidance for surgical prep lacking. We were shown the basics - abdomen. Any resources would be appreciated.

1) Bilateral mastectomies with axillary dissection, DIEP flaps or adductor flaps?

2) Betadine prep for circumcision or male cysto? Male foley insertion makes sense because we have a designated dirty hand...I have been shown  many different ways but all of them seem to contaminate by retracing...


thanks in advance.

Specializes in O.R. Nursing - ENT, CTC, Vasc..

- AORN guidelines or articles

- Textbook - Alexander's "Care of the Patient in Surgery"

- Berry and Kohn's "Operating Room Technique"

Maybe some Elsevier modules on your facility's education intranet?  

Access research journals about the best prep to use for which sites

-- Just some ideas

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