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Figure 1. UTI rates

Practice changes for reducing UTIs in colon and rectal surgery patients(Comments Off on Practice changes for reducing UTIs in colon and rectal surgery patients)

March 1, 2017

Researchers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA, sought to investigate whether standardized management of indwelling urinary catheterization placement and duration could reduce the incident of UTIs after colon and rectal surgery.

Figure 2. Preoperative checklist

Impact of SSI reduction strategy after colorectal resection

A nurse at Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island, NY, describes how that institution reduced surgical site infection for colorectal surgery by taking precautions at all phases of care, from prehospital to postoperative.

   

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