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Manager's Guide to Infection Control - May 2016

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6 S U P P L E M E N T T O O U T P A 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 6 H ow certain are you that your surgeons and staff are doing all they can to prevent surgical site infections? Are they prescribing pre-op show- ers with chlorhexidine gluconate, warming patients effectively, deliver- ing antibiotic prophylaxis and practicing sterile technique in the OR? Infection control bundles — multidisciplinary programs based on adherence to published evidence and best practice guidelines — eliminate the guesswork and ensure each patient receives care designed to prevent SSIs. Add and adapt It's best to develop bundles based on frontline feedback rather than mandates Take the Bundled Approach to Infection Control Standardized protocols optimize efforts to prevent SSIs. On Point Elizabeth C. Wick, MD • PRE-OP PUSH The on-time delivery of antibiotics is just one aspect covered by a bundled approach to patient care. Pamela Bevelhymer, RN, BSN

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