Surgical Site Infections
PATIENT SAFETY PRIMERS
Surgical Site Infections
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To Err Is Human—But Don't Expect to Get Paid For It.
ASQ Quarterly Quality Report. Milwaukee, WI: American Society of Quality; October 2008.
How a simple checklist can dramatically reduce medical errors.
Pronovost PJ. On Call. IHI Open School for Health Professionals. November 3, 2008.
Hospital-acquired infections in Pennsylvania.
Harrisburg, PA: Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council; November 2006.
Health for life. Keys to safer hospitals.
Berwick DM. Newsweek. December 12, 2005;46:75-78.
Making Strides in Safety.
Chicago, IL: American Medical Association.
Universal screening for methicillin-resistant
at hospital admission and nosocomial infection in surgical patients.
Harbarth S, Fankhauser C, Schrenzel J, et al. JAMA. 2008;299:1149-1157.
Reducing Colorectal Surgical Site Infections.
Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Center for Transforming Health Care. Chicago, IL: American College of Surgeons. November 2012.
Staggered Sensitivity Results
Guglielmo BJ. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. March 2007.
Understanding national coverage policies. Navigating the maze of HACs, serious reportable events, and wrong surgical sites.
Cook J, D'Amato C, Garrett G, Ruhnau-Gee B, Hyde L, Novak N. J AHIMA. 2009;80:62-64.
Preventing Infections in the Hospital—What You As a Patient Can Do.
Chicago, IL: National Patient Safety Foundation.
Evaluating an evidence-based bundle for preventing surgical site infection.
Anthony T, Murray BW, Sum-Ping JT, et al. Arch Surg. 2011;146:263-269.
National Priorities and Goals: Aligning Our Efforts to Transform America's Healthcare.
National Priorities Partnership. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2008. ISBN: 1933875194.
Implementation of a surgical comprehensive unit-based safety program to reduce surgical site infections.
Wick EC, Hobson DB, Bennett JL, et al. J Am Coll Surg. 2012;215;193-200.
Compliance with guidelines to prevent surgical site infections: as simple as 1-2-3?
Meeks DW, Lally KP, Carrick MM, et al. Am J Surg. 2011;201:76-83.
Preventing infections: how Portland hospitals compare.
Rojas-Burke J. The Oregonian. May 8, 2010.
Adherence to Surgical Care Improvement Project measures and the association with postoperative infections.
Stulberg JJ, Delaney CP, Neuhauser DV, Aron DC, Fu P, Koroukian SM. JAMA. 2010;303:2479-2485.
Effectiveness of an information technology intervention to improve prophylactic antibacterial use in the postoperative period.
Haynes K, Linkin DR, Fishman NO, et al. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011;18:164-168.
Environmental Safety in the OR.
Linkin DR, Lautenbach E. AHRQ WebM&M [serial online]. February 2004.
Analysis of adverse events in pediatric surgery using criteria validated from the adult population: justifying the need for pediatric-focused outcome measures.
Rice-Townsend S, Hall M, Jenkins KJ, Roberson DW, Rangel SJ. J Pediatr Surg. 2010;45:1126-1136.
Supplemental perioperative oxygen and the risk of surgical wound infection: a randomized controlled trial.
Belda FJ, Aguilera L, García de la Asunción J, et al; Spanish Reduccion de la Tasa de Infeccion Quirurgica Group. JAMA. 2005;294:2035-2042.
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