Patient Safety Tool: APIC's Guide to the Elimination of Orthopedic Surgical SSIs

The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology published its free "Guide to the Elimination of Orthopedic Surgical Site Infections" in 2010.


The 80-page guide, developed in collaboration with AORN, provides tools, strategies and resources for infection preventionists, care providers, surgical staff and quality improvement teams to use in their efforts to eliminate SSIs in orthopedic surgery.


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It covers many areas including:

  • outcome reports;
  • Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP) and CMS value-based purchasing;
  • preoperative preparation;
  • postoperative period; and
  • future trends.


Download the "Guide to the Elimination of Orthopedic Surgical Site Infections" (pdf).


Learn more about this and other APIC Elimination Guides.


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