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Her Loss, Their Gain - October 2019 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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5 8 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y M A G A Z I N E • O C T O B E R 2 0 1 9 W hen we experienced an uncharacteristic increase in SSIs starting in August 2018 — 9 infections over the next 6 months — we assumed the spike was related to opening too many peel packs to piecemeal instrument sets for our fledgling spine program. But then the SSIs started spiking in mastectomies, lumpec- tomies and hernias, procedures we've been performing for years. We were dumbfounded and worried. Raven Hulin, RN, BSN, and Jana Sally Edney-Poole, RN, BSN | Lafayette, La. Clean Up After Yourself A back-to-basics approach and consistent oversight will help you wipe away infection-causing bacteria. • ROOM SERVICE Regularly monitor your staff's work to make sure they're touching every surface between cases. Lafayette General Surgical Hospital

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