This article examines the evidence base for the use of microbial sealant as a skin preparation prior to surgery. Firstly, using the steps of evidence-based practice the use of cyanoacrylate as a microbial sealant was explored. Next the evidence regarding the use of cyanoacrylate based microbial sealant was sought and then critically appraised. Having found evidence to support its use to be lacking in rigour and quality an argument is made for the omission of cyanoacrylate based microbial sealants as part of current preoperative preparation.
|88 - 92
|Number of pages
|Journal of Perioperative Practice
|Published - 1 Mar 2011
- preoperative preparation