Surgeon scrubbing arms before operation

Surgeon scrubbing arms before operation

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Credit: RICHARD T. NOWITZ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: MODEL RELEASED. Surgeon scrubbing hands. A surgeon, wearing full operating theatre gear, scrubs his arms and hands prior to operating. Rigorous hygiene is essential in surgery to minimise the risk of infection. Even so, 5-10% of surgical wounds become infected.

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Keywords: black, doctor, hand washing, hands, healthcare, hospital acquired infection, hygiene, medical, medicine, pre-op., scrubbing up, surgeon, surgery, surgical equipment, washing, washing hand, washing hands

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