TITLE

MECHANICAL MEANS OF ISOLATING THE SURGICAL WOUND

AUTHOR(S)
Schilling, John A.
PUB. DATE
July 1962
SOURCE
Angiology;Jul1962, Vol. 13 Issue 7, p329
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the mechanical means of isolating the surgical wound. The application of mechanical barriers to isolate the wound from the environment dates back to 1883, when the sterilized cap and gown were introduced. Since then, rubber gloves, the mask, skin towels and disposable shoe covers have come into general use. Recently, various types of surgical coverings have been evaluated as barriers to wound infection. The plastic surgical film is an excellent drape technically and appears to have reduced infection rates. In addition, the viscera can be laid on and covered with the drape to minimize trauma and exposure to infection.
ACCESSION #
16370029

 

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