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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guideline for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017.
Berríos-Torres SI, Umscheid CA, Bratzler DW, et al. JAMA Surg. 2017;152:784-791.
Surgical site infections are a common hospital-acquired condition. This clinical guideline reviews the literature and gathers expert opinion to identify generalizable evidence-based strategies to reduce surgical site infections. The authors highlight antimicrobial, preoperative hygiene, glycemic control, and skin preparation procedures to prevent infection.
Allegranzi B, Bischoff P, de Jonge S, et al; WHO Guidelines Development Group. Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization; 2016. ISBN: 9789241549882.
Efforts to reduce surgical site infections have achieved some success. The World Health Organization has taken a leading role in eliminating health care–associated harms and has compiled guidelines to address factors that contribute to surgical site infections in preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative care. The document includes recommendations for improvement informed by the latest evidence.
Journal Article > Commentary
Spruce L. AORN J. 2014;99:600-611.
Journal Article > Commentary
Leotsakos A, Zheng H, Croteau R, et al. Int J Qual Health Care. 2014;26:109-116.
This commentary describes a World Health Organization effort to design and apply standardized care processes to address safety concerns. Three standards (surgical site identification, medication reconciliation, and concentrated injectable medicines) have been developed and implemented in multiple countries in the past 5 years.
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Surgical site infections in colon surgery: the patient, the procedure, the hospital, and the surgeon.
Hübner M, Diana M, Zanetti G, Eisenring M, Demartines N, Troillet N. Arch Surg. 2011;146:1240-1245.
Surgical site infection rates varied widely among individual surgeons in this Swiss study. The infection rates among the worst-performing surgeons could not be explained by patient or procedural factors, or adherence to infection control guidelines.
Rojas-Burke J. The Oregonian. May 8, 2010.
This newspaper article describes how lessons from the Keystone ICU Project have reduced central line infections in Oregon hospitals.
National Priorities Partnership. Washington, DC: National Quality Forum; 2008. ISBN: 1933875194.
This report resulted from a consensus program involving 28 national organizations that sought to outline goals for improving the US health care system and share examples of such efforts in patient safety and other identified areas.