Patient Safety Tool: 'CATS' Poster for Surgical Site Infection Intervention

June 13, 2011 | Print  |

The Health Services Advisory Group designed a poster to remind and educate caregivers, staff, patients and families about interventions to decrease surgical site infections using the acronym CATS.

 

CATS stands for:

 

C: Clippers (remove hair appropriately)

 

A: Antibiotics (use prophylactic antibiotics appropriately)

 

T: Temperature (maintain normothermia)

 

S: Sugar (maintain glucose control)

 

The poster includes the headline "CATS Decrease Surgical Site Infections," along with an explanation of the acronym and an image of a cat.

 

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Download the HSAG CATS poster (pdf) for use in your facility.

 

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