Prevention of Surgical Site Infection

Infection Prevention & Control Department

Bahria International Hospital, Lahore


In patients undergoing any surgical procedure, hair should either not be removed or, if absolutely necessary, should be removed only with a clipper. Shaving is strongly discouraged at all times, whether preoperatively or in the operating room. Do not remove unless hair will interfere with the operation. It is one of the key component of SSI prevention bundle.

Dr. Syed Zahid Bukhari

Consultant Microbiologist & Infection Control