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Battle over? AORN expects to change recommendations for OR headwear

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August 1, 2018

Ever since AORN officially recommended that bouffant hats be worn in the OR by all surgical team members, there has been a back-and-forth of testy statements and unsatisfying studies. But after participating in a task force that met to discuss recommendations for OR attire, specifically ear and hair covering, AORN expects to make changes to its Guideline for Surgical Attire in 2019.

Ever since AORN officially recommended that bouffant hats be worn in the OR by all surgical team members, there has been a back-and-forth of testy statements and unsatisfying studies. But after participating in a task force that met to discuss recommendations for OR attire, specifically ear and hair covering, AORN expects to make changes to its Guideline for Surgical Attire in 2019.



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