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Surgical site infections (SSIs) occur near or at the incision site and/or deeper underlying tissue spaces and organs within 30 days of a surgical procedure (or up to 90 days for implanted prosthetics). SSIs are the most common healthcare-associated infections experienced by patients who undergo surgery, increase overall cost and length of hospital stay, and are largely preventable. This article reviews the recently updated CDC guidelines for preventing SSIs.
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Name: JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants
The Association of Operation Room Nurses (AORN) released new guidelines for operating room attire in 2015 in an attempt to reduce surgical site infections (SSI). These guidelines have been adopted by ...
Most surgical prophylaxis guidelines recommend a 3-g cefazolin intravenous dose in patients weighing ≥ 120 kg. However, this recommendation is primarily based on pharmacokinetic studies rather th...
The aim of this study was to identify the facilitators of and barriers to nurses' adherence to evidence-based wound care clinical practice guidelines (CPG) in preventing surgical site infections in an...
Colon operations have the highest rate of surgical site infections (SSI) among all general surgical procedures. The aim of this study was to identify the risk factors associated with the development o...
Surgical site infections are associated with significant healthcare cost and burden. Silver impregnated dressings have been associated with a decrease in surgical site infections in select populations...
This prospective observational study examines the associations of presence, duration, type, number and location of surgical drains with the risk of surgical site infections in a contempora...
This study evaluates the current surgical practices at Ayder Comprehensive Specialized Hospital in comparison to the World Health Organization's Surgical Unit Based Safety Programme guidel...
ASPIRE-SSI is a prospective, observational, multicentre cohort study among adult surgical patients, which aims to determine the incidence of healthcare-associated S. aureus infections, par...
Patients presenting in the Emergency Department or admitted to the hospital with displaced hip fractures who require hemiarthroplasty or open reduction internal fixation or with spinal ins...
Surgical site infections are associated with high morbidity and cost Hypothesis: Extended intraoperative hygiene measures decrease surgical site infections in general surgery compared to s...
Sterile clothing worn during surgical procedures to protect the surgical site from sources of contamination.
A systematic statement of policy rules or principles. Guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by convening expert panels. The text may be cursive or in outline form but is generally a comprehensive guide to problems and approaches in any field of activity. For guidelines in the field of health care and clinical medicine, PRACTICE GUIDELINES AS TOPIC is available.
Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of disease or dysfunction by examination of the pathological site or operative field during surgical intervention.
Directions or principles presenting current or future rules of policy for assisting health care practitioners in patient care decisions regarding diagnosis, therapy, or related clinical circumstances. The guidelines may be developed by government agencies at any level, institutions, professional societies, governing boards, or by the convening of expert panels. The guidelines form a basis for the evaluation of all aspects of health care and delivery.
Sterile fabric or fabric-like material used to isolate the surgical site from the rest of the body and other possible sources of contamination.
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...
Health care (or healthcare) is the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease, illness, injury, and other physical and mental impairments in humans. Health care is delivered by practitioners in medicine, chiropractic, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, a...