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
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.
C. Wick, MD
• PRE-OP PUSH The on-time delivery of antibiotics is just one aspect covered by a bundled approach to patient care.