Is Hibiclens Necessary Before Surgery?

What do they scrub you with before surgery?

To cleanse your skin prior to surgery, your surgeon has asked that you shower with the antibacterial soap agent called chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG).

A common name for this soap is Hibiclens, Betasept or Exidine, but any brand with 4% chlorhexidine gluconate is acceptable..

Why do you have to take two showers before surgery?

Before surgery, you can play an important role in your health. Because skin is not sterile, you can reduce the number of germs on your skin by carefully washing before surgery. Please follow these instructions. IMPORTANT: You will need to shower with a special soap called chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG).

Can I wash my hair before surgery?

Hair: Many hair products and hair pieces contain highly flammable products. Your safety is our first priority. That’s why we require that you wash your hair the night before or the morning of surgery using only shampoo and conditioner. DO NOT use any other hair products after washing.

Do you rinse after using hibiclens?

Apply Hibiclens directly on your skin or on a wet washcloth and wash gently; move away from the shower stream when applying Hibiclens to avoid rinsing it off too soon. Rinse thoroughly with warm water and keep out of eyes, ears and mouth; if Hibiclens comes in contact with these areas, rinse out promptly.

Why are you not supposed to drink water before surgery?

Usually, before having a general anaesthetic, you will not be allowed anything to eat or drink. This is because when the anaesthetic is used, your body’s reflexes are temporarily stopped. If your stomach has food and drink in it, there’s a risk of vomiting or bringing up food into your throat.

How do you use hibiclens before surgery?

Remember: Follow these washing instructions each day for three days (if there is time) before your surgery. Put Hibiclens® on your skin and rub it in gently for five minutes with a washcloth. Turn the water back on and rinse very well with warm water. Do not use your regular soap after using and rinsing Hibiclens®.

Can you brush teeth before surgery?

Having an empty stomach before surgery decreases the risks of anesthesia, so it’s very important to follow this rule. You can brush your teeth in the morning, but DO NOT swallow water after rinsing your mouth. If you forget and eat or drink before your surgery, be sure to let the nurse or doctor know right away.

Is it OK to drink water before surgery?

You are encouraged to drink clear liquids — NOT milk or dairy products — until 2 hours before the time you are scheduled to arrive at the hospital or surgery center. Staying hydrated is good for you, and it’s especially important in hot weather! Certain procedures may require special preoperative fasting instructions.

Can I wear deodorant before surgery?

Do not drink alcohol for at least twenty-four (24) hours before surgery. Do not chew gum on the day of surgery. Bathe or shower the day of surgery. Do not wear makeup, lotion, powder, deodorant or nail polish.