Channel Sponsor - Accreditation

Sponsored by AAAHC | info@aaahc.org | (847) 853-6060
The views expressed in articles on this channel do not necessarily reflect the views of AAAHC. 

For minimally invasive surgery, SSI risks can vary

While minimally invasive surgery is associated with a reduced risk of surgical site infections, the type of surgery is associated with different infection risks, according to an article published in JAMA Surgery.

Using data from the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program, researchers evaluated the differences in 30-day SSI rates between open surgery and MIS.

They found MIS was associated with much lower SSI rates — about half those of open surgery. For MIS, however, 30-day infection rates differed by procedure:

  • Appendectomy: 3.8 percent
  • Colectomy: 9.3 percent
  • Hysterectomy: 1.8 percent
  • Radical prostatectomy: 1.0 percent
Researchers concluded MIS itself is not synonymous with low infection risk, though it was associated with reduced risk of SSIs compared to open surgical procedures.

More articles on accreditation:
5 ways reporting sentinel events improves patient safety
Gel stops bleeding in 10 seconds in trials
Hydrocodone rules get tougher as DEA up to Schedule II

© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2017. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.

 

Top 40 Articles from the Past 6 Months