How can ASCs prevent 51.9% of SSIs? 3 things to know

Researchers found surgery centers that fail to effectively protect patients can increase patients' risk of surgical site infections, according to a study PudMed published.

Researcher analyzed quantitative and qualitative data sources derived from healthcare providers and evidence-based literature to reach their findings.

Here are three things to know:

1. Researchers found "failure to protect the patient effectively" was the highest contributor to SSIs in ASCs.

2. This failure caused 51.87 percent of ASC SSIs.

3. The researchers suggest ASCs target improvements in:
•    Administering antibiotics properly
•    Skin preparation
•    Staff training on infection control
•    Preventing glove puncture
•    Making sure staff removes watches, jewelry and artificial nails

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