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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Using a change model to reduce the risk of surgical site infection.

Burden M. British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing). 2016;25:949-955.

Surgical site infections can result in harm and financial hardship for patients. In light of increased rates of surgical site infections among patients with breast cancer, this commentary describes how a project applied a classic change model to enhance existing processes to address behavioral and cultural barriers to improvement and reduced surgical site infections over the course of the initiative. Team collaboration was highlighted as a key element of the project's success.