Jason S. Chi, MD
Staff Anesthesiologist
Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System
Palo Alto, California

In 2014, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) published guidelines on operating room attire. The guidelines stated: “A bouffant hat should be worn to cover all of the hair, scalp, and ears to minimize skin and hair shedding and protect surgical patients from bacteria.”1 A related article from the AORN stated to: “prohibit personnel from wearing sku ll