Tag Archive for ‘surgical site infections’
The results of a quality improvement initiative in the intensive care unit at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, ON, focused on reducing inappropriate prophylactic antibiotic use in neonatal patients.
Postoperative interventions to reduce the risk of SSIs in pediatric cardiac patients are identified based on a study describing a significant reduction in SSIs at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA.
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.
Coming next month in JACS and online now: Combination of oral antibiotics and mechanical bowel preparation reduces surgical site infection in colorectal surgery
A new JACS study found that the combination of oral antibiotics with a mechanical bowel preparation was the strongest predictor of decreased surgical site infection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 […]