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The Power to Prevent SSIs - June 2017 - Subscribe to Outpatient Surgery Magazine

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The Power to Prevent SSIs to Prevent SSIs The Power New tools give you the upper hand in the fight against infections. Phenelle Segal, RN, CIC, FAPIC | Delray Beach, Fla. T he antibiotics police are coming for us, and with good reason. For too long, well-meaning healthcare profes- sionals have leaned too heavily on antibiotics to pre- vent and fight infections. Now we're paying the price. Mutant superbugs are shaking off traditional weapons the way a dog shakes off rain, and resistance is becoming an enor- mous challenge. • GAME CHANGERS With antibiotic use undergoing increased scrutiny, it's time to bring out some new weapons and revisit some established ones in the fight against SSIs.

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