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Surveillance of surgical site infection: more accurate definitions and intensive recording needed
Surgical site infection (SSI) continues to be a burden on systems that deliver healthcare and on patients who suffer morbidity, and mortality, associated with this complication of medical intervention. Surveillance of ...
Surveillance of surgical sites in primary care.
A surgical site surveillance programme with post discharge follow up and dedicated staff can have many benefits. This article describes the development of a surveillance programme and offers advice on setting up such programmes
Hand hygiene: product preference and compliance.
Hospitals are trying to improve patient hand hygiene by providing hnadwashing products at the bedside. Patients' compliance with handwashing depends on their satisfaction with hygiene products but no one has looked at which ...
Using the Waterlow tool to predict Clostridium difficile infection risk in hospital settings.
Clostridium difficile is the most important cause of infectious healthcare acquired diarrhoea and is a public concern. Many acute and primary care trusts are working to further reduce rates of C.difficile and targets have ...
Surveillance of surgical site infection post vasectomy
The aim of this study was to determine the incidence of surgical site infection (SSI) after vasectomy and to identify associated patient and perioperative risk factors, including the operating room environment (non-ventilated ...
Do surgical care bundles reducethe risk of surgical site infectionsin patients undergoing colorectalsurgery? A systematic review andcohort meta-analysis of 8,515 patients
BACKGROUND: Care bundles are a strategy that can be used to reduce the risk of surgical site infection (SSI), but individual studies of care bundles report conflicting outcomes. This study assesses the effectiveness of ...
Patient Narratives of Surgical Site Infection: Implications for Practice
Background: Exploring patients’ experiences has been used widely within healthcare to improve clinical service delivery. To date there has been minimal patient input of this kind into aspects of surgical site infection ...