Whole body wash

The skin is a possible source of contamination1

A patient's skin is a major source of pathogens that cause surgical-site infections. Preoperative antiseptic skin preparation may decrease the incidence of postoperative infections2. There is a significant relationship between positive skin culture and wound infection rates, suggesting that the skin is a possible source of contamination3. The whole body washing procedure or general skin cleansing procedure with HiBi® antiseptics provides a safe and efficient way of disinfecting the patient’s body.


  1. Brote L. 1976. wound infections in clean an potentially contaminated surgery. Acta Chir Scand. 142: 191-200
  2. Reference: Darouiche RO. et al, Chlorhexidine–Alcohol versus Povidone–Iodine for Surgical-Site Antisepsis, N Engl J Med 2010;362:18-26 2.
  3. JTanner et al. A fresh look at perioperative body washing. Journal of Infection Prevention. (2012) vol 13 11 – 15 / Molnlycke Healthcare Report REPR0654

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