"It's not the tragedies that define our lives, but the choices we make to face them"

Arrow up
Arrow down
Gen 08, 2021

The importance of asepsis in the operating room

Asepsis in the operating room is a fundamental procedure to prevent the access of microorganisms (both pathogenic and not) to a naturally sterile or artificially sterilized substrate.

Doctors and healthcare professionals, therefore, must do everything possible to protect the patient and implement the appropriate procedures during all phases of:

  • preparation of the surgical environment;
  • preparation of instruments;
  • preparation of the patient;
  • preparation of the surgical field;
  • maintenance of asepsis during surgery.

Asepsis and more

Asepsis is a procedure that mainly concerns objects that are part of environments or structures with a high risk of infection for the patient, such as the operating room.

However, it is important to distinguish asepsis from other similar terms, which identify different procedures.


Disinfection: it is obtained through the use of chemicals (disinfectants) and has the goal of destroying a specific germ or all pathogens present in a particular site.

Sterilization: is the elimination of all living beings, pathogenic or and non-pathogenic, present on a specific solid, liquid or aeriform substrate. It is obtained by chemical or physical means (e.g. heat, gamma rays, filters).

Antisepsis or bacteriostasis: it is the neutralization of a microbial load by blocking reproduction (and not necessarily by killing germs).

Decontamination: is the removal of the microbial load, exposing items not previously cleaned to the action of disinfectant or sterilizing agents.

Asepsis in the operating room: why it's important

Whenever the skin surface is damaged, as is the case for activities in the operating room, aseptic techniques are those that prevent microorganisms from entering the internal tissues and causing infections or other complications.

Operating in an aseptic environment, therefore, requires standardized procedures (for example hygiene of the hands, of the patient's skin or of particular instruments) the use of physical agents and adequate PPE:

  • drapes;
  • gowns;
  • shoe covers;
  • gauze;
  • masks;
  • hats;
  • etc.

The use of safe, disposable and quality medical devices is therefore a fundamental aspect, for operations and safety of doctors and patients.

In addition, the devices made of non-woven fabric (non-toxic and hypoallergenic material), have several advantages in terms of:

  • effectiveness against bacterial penetration;
  • tear resistance;
  • guarantee of sterile, water-repellent and waterproof products.

In order to meet the individual needs of the different areas of intervention, Delta Med offers surgical kits available in both standard and customizable versions, with the possibility to realize products even with the customer's brand and to customize the type of packaging and the position of the components.

If you want to know more, find out more about Delta Med custom packs or contact us here to speak with one of our professionals.


In this page you can find all the latest news about Delta Med medical devices, product catalog updates and official press releases of the company. Would you like to receive all the latest information about us? Subscribe to our newsletter by filling out the appropriate form.

Stay update!