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Helping Hand - Outpatient Surgery Magazine - July 2019

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7 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 • J U L Y 2 0 1 9 T o grasp the importance of preventing methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection in joint replace- ment patients, consider what happens if the bacteria found on skin and in nares flakes into an open surgical wound and forms an antibiotic-resistant biofilm on the implant your surgeon just placed. The surgeon must reopen the joint to remove the infected implant and place a temporary spacer in its place, subject the patient to a 6- week course of antibiotics and perform yet another procedure 2 to 3 Mike Morsch | Associate Editor 5 Ways to Minimize MRSA Risks Take these proactive steps to prevent the common cause of joint replacement infections. • WIPE OUT Treating the skin around the surgical site with a topical chlorhexidine gluconate solution is part of a multifaceted approach to preventing S. aureus infection. Saint Francis Healthcare/Trinity Health

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