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- It is essential to wash your hands by rubbing them for at least fifteen seconds with soap and water. In case of not having access to a sink, we recommend using alcohol-based sanitizer.
- Between three and five days before surgery, we recommend a daily shower with soap with a solution of 4% chlorhexidine, which can be found in pharmacies.
- Once at the hospital, we recommend asking anyone who treats you that you wash your hands in your presence. This must be done with either the doctor or nurse to be examined or to visit relatives or friends who want to touch him, hug him or shake his hand. Do not be shy! His life is more important than a passing moment of shame.
- Ensure that hospital staff prepared with an antiseptic (chlorhexidine glaciate or providence iodine) the incision area before cutting, as scalpels and other surgical instruments (despite being sterilize) bacteria can be dragged into the body from the surrounding skin.