A Surgeon Talks about Using Alcohol-Based Skin Prep to Prevent SSI

​Anthony DiGioia III, MD, of Magee-Women’s Hospital of UPMC

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA


This video offers a surgeon’s perspective on using an alcohol-based antiseptic agent for preoperative skin preparation to reduce the risk of surgical site infection from joint replacement surgery, one the evidence-based interventions recommended in IHI's How-to Guide: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.



This video was initially created as part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Project JOINTS initiative, funded by the federal government.



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