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Special Outpatient Surgery Edition - Infection Control - May 2019

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4 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • M A Y 2 0 1 9 W here are we with surgical site infections today? Your atten- tion to detail while prepping skin, cleaning environmental surfaces and reprocessing instruments has significantly lowered SSI rates in recent years, but we've still got plenty of work left to do before every patient leaves the OR with nothing more than a healing scar. Peer-reviewed studies report average infection rates in inpatient ORs of 2% to 4%. A study published this year involving 665 ASCs reports infections represented 3% of all adverse events Inching Closer to Zero Innovation and collaboration will help eliminate preventable SSIs. On Point Sue Barnes, RN, CIC, FAPIC • HANDS IN Work with your staff to expand their infection prevention efforts beyond basic practices.

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