3 ways ASCs can reduce surgical site infections

Written by Rachel Popa | September 27, 2018 | Print  |

ASC Focus, the journal of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association, outlined three ways ASCs can prevent and reduce surgical site infections.

Here are the key details to know:

1. Patient follow up. Staying in touch with patients about signs of infection such as redness or fever is one of the best ways to reduce surgical site infections.

2. Streamline workflows. Following up with patients is easier when outreach is streamlined through customizable calls and a patient texting program.

3. Ensure administration of proper treatment. Patients can text providers images of their surgical sites to confirm proper treatment processes are followed.

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