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Initial clinical practice guideline for postoperative management of pediatric appendicitis

UC Davis implements a clinical practice guideline for postoperative management of pediatric appendicitis(0)

November 1, 2018

The results—and lessons learned—of a clinical practice guideline developed for postoperative management of pediatric appendicitis is the focus of this month’s column.

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A multidisciplinary approach reduces clostridium difficile infections in adult surgical patients

Researchers at Duke University Hospital, Durham, NC, conducted a quality improvement project to identify opportunities to reduce clostridium difficile infection.

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Texas Children’s Hospital introduces standardized protocol to reduce pediatric baclofen pump infections

The Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, sought to address a comparatively high rate of implant-related infections by implementing a quality improvement plan following an analysis of pre- and post-protocol implementation outcomes of infection and complication rates.

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Improving high-value care of ileocolic intussusception in a pediatric ED

This column describes an ileocolic intussusception quality improvement program launched at Seattle Children’s Hospital, WA.

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South Miami Hospital implements strategies for prevention of SSI in bariatric surgery

Researchers at South Miami Hospital, FL, conducted a quality improvement project to determine best practices for reducing surgical site infections by enhancing preoperative patient skin antisepsis.

   

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