By Victoria Stern

A resolution to the debate over OR attire—most notably, surgical caps versus bouffants—may be on the horizon.

A growing body of research has shown that bouffants do not reduce the rate of surgical site infections compared with surgical caps. The evidence has moved experts to reconsider existing surgical attire guidelines, sparking a shift that may soon be reflected in national policies.

In February 2018, surgeons, nurses and infection control experts met to review the