Personalised Theatre Caps
It’s great to see an increasing number of manufacturers supplying name and role theatre caps.
From ANZCA PS64 (Statement on Environmental Sustainability in Anaesthesia): Use of reusable surgical gowns, dedicated operating theatre footwear and freshly laundered lint free hats will reduce the amount of single use gowns, caps and overshoes that are discarded and add to waste.
For those who work outside theatre the #HelloMyNameIs badges can be purchased through this link
Evidence indicates there is no difference in infection rates between cloth reusable and disposable hats (see here, and here). Further evidence indicates no difference in infection rates when strict hat policies introduced which required covering of ears (see here). Further based on dynamic operating room and fabric assessment cloth hats appear to be superior to disposable bouffant hats (see here).
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