This Report summarizes the basics of surgical site infection (SSI) prevention and control, including reviewing the burden of SSIs, risk factors and risk management, components of SSI prevention, plus current recommendations from clinical guidelines. Click here to download.
This report addresses patient skin cleansing with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) as an effective intervention in the arsenal against surgical site infections (SSIs). It reviews current conversation among experts, looks at various studies in the medical literature, and reviews some best practices related to risk reduction.Click here to download.
In an online survey, Infection Control Today invited infection preventionists and surgical services directors and managers to share their perspectives and experiences on preoperative skin cleansing practices. The survey reveals that clinicians believe that preoperative skin cleansing can play a significant role in surgical site infection (SSI) prevention, and that chlorhexidine gluconate patient skin cleansing pre-surgery can help prevent SSIs. Click here to download.
This report summarizes key concepts of surgical site infection (SSI) prevention. While the National and State Healthcare-Associated Infections Progress Report, issued in early 2014 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), shows a 20 percent decrease in infections related to the 10 surgical procedures tracked in the report between 2008 and 2012, vigilance against SSIs must be maintained and best practices upheld. Click here to download.