5 Factors That Reduce SSIs

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large


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.

Sign up for our FREE E-Weekly for more coverage like this sent to your inbox!

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: 

Study Finds Better Adherence to Contact Precuations at Magnate Hospital

Study: Contact Precautions Linked to Better Hand Hygiene

4 Main Pitfalls of Healthcare Quality Improvement Initiatives


Copyright © 2022 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Patient Safety Tools & Resources Database

Featured Webinars

Featured Whitepapers

Featured Podcast