Which surgical hats are at higher risk for causing operating room acquired infections? • Which hats are best in terms of sanitation and protection from bacteria. Cloth Surgical Caps are superior than paper.
Surgical attire of any description can carry bacteria which could contaminate our patients or be carried to our home. The studies appear to focus on the risk of contaminated cloth hats to our patients when in fact it could be argued that the risk to yourself and those around you is greater.