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July 22, 2020

Surgical Jacket and Bouffant Use and Surgical Site Infection Risk—Reply

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  • 1Anderson Orthopaedic Research Institute, Alexandria, Virginia
  • 2Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama School of Public Health, Birmingham
  • 3Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham
JAMA Surg. 2020;155(10):997-998. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2020.2190

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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