Tag Archive for ‘surgical site infections’

Figure 1. Transfusion before and after intervention

Practice changes lower rates of transfusion, superficial SSI, and morbidity

Researchers at Golisano Children’s Hospital (GCH), University of Rochester, NY, conducted a quality improvement project to determine best practices for reducing pediatric general and pediatric orthopaedic morbidity and mortality due to transfusion and surgical site infection-related complications.

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Coming in January in JACS, and online now: American College of Surgeons and Surgical Infection Society: Surgical Site Infection Guidelines, 2016 Update

This news brief highlights a JACS article on updated surgical site infection guidelines.

Updated compendium offers strategies to prevent health care-associated infections

Updates to A Compendium of Strategies to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections in Acute Care Hospitals—a free guide from The Joint Commission—are featured in this month’s column including the role of the surgeon in preventing health care-associated infections and surgical site infections.

Hospital Engagement Networks target surgical site infections

The effectiveness of the Joint Commission Resources Hospital Engagement Network—an initiative to reduce health care-associated infections and conditions including surgical site infections—is described in this month’s column along with best practice recommendations to help reduce these events in the future.

New draft guideline to prevent SSI

This month’s column examines recommended updates to the “Draft Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infections (SSI)” for the development, implementation, and evaluation of infection prevention programs in health care settings.

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Implementation guide offers effective strategies to combat SSIs

This month’s column provides an overview of The Joint Commission’s Implementation Guide for NPSG.07.05.01 on Surgical Site Infections: The SSI Change Project. This new guide is designed to help health care professionals reduce surgical site infections by providing effective practices for implementing National Patient Safety Goal (NPSG) 07.05.01.

ACS and CDC leaders at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding. Seated, left to right: Beth Bell, MD, MPH, Director of CDC’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases; Dr. Hoyt; and Denise Cardo, MD, Director of CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion.
	Standing: Michael Bell, MD, Deputy Director of CDC’s Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion; Dr. Ko; Dr. Pollock; and Bruce Hall, MD, PhD, professor of surgery at Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

ACS, CDC work to avert surgical infections, other adverse outcomes

The American College of Surgeons (ACS) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to work on shared goals of reporting, measuring, and preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) and other adverse outcomes among surgical patients. The agreement builds on the initial success of the ACS’ and CDC’s joint development […]

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