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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.
This column highlights a collaborative project of the American College of Surgeons and the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare aimed at reducing colorectal surgical site infections (SSIs). The joint effort saved seven participating health care institutions more than $3.7 million, with a total of 135 SSIs that were averted through the two-and-a-half-year project.
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 […]