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Bouffant hat vs. skull cap battle over? AORN expects to change recommendations for OR headwear

Medical Environment Update, July 1, 2018

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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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