In Reply We appreciate the comments from both authors regarding our publication, “Association of Surgical Jacket and Bouffant Use with Surgical Site Infection Risk.”1 First, Spruce, the director of evidence-based perioperative practice with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), highlighted how AORN in collaboration with multiple specialty societies has made numerous surgical attire guideline changes based on peer-reviewed reports. We are encouraged and commend AORN’s collaborative pursuit of evidence-based medicine to improve patient care.
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Wills BW, McGwin G, Ponce BA. Surgical Jacket and Bouffant Use and Surgical Site Infection Risk—Reply. JAMA Surg. 2020;155(10):997–998. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2190
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