5 Factors That Reduce SSIs
A new study in the American Journal of Infection Control has identified five interventional areas that decrease the risk of surgical site infections after orthopedic surgery.
The study examined bacterial isolates from more than 2,000 patients on a ward in a major Chinese teaching hospital who underwent orthopedic surgery.
According to researchers, SSI rates were reduced with:
1. Individualized modifications to antibiotic prophylaxis regimens.
2. Improved patient blood glucose control.
3. Smoking cessation on the part of the patient.
4. Proper antibiotic prophylaxis.
5. Shortened surgery time.
More Articles on Quality:
© Copyright ASC COMMUNICATIONS 2015. Interested in LINKING to or REPRINTING this content? View our policies by clicking here.
New From Becker's Infection Control & Clinical Quality
Using data to increase patient engagement — 5 notesRead Now
- 6 things to know about anaesthetists advocating to end 'nil of mouth' rule
- Beebe Healthcare opens a temporary walk-in care facility in Delaware — 5 notes
- Lee Memorial Outpatient Center staff aid injured driver: 5 key notes
- Why ICD-10 is necessary — 6 notes
- 5 things to know about AmSurg shares hitting $72.63 average price target