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- 12/08/17--05:51: Surgical Site Infections: Current Recommendations and Guidelines
- 04/18/18--07:40: Surgical Wound Management: Preventing SSI in Colorectal Surgery
By Samantha Kuplicki MSN, APRN-CNS, ACNS-BC, CWS, CWCN, CFCN
Great news! Data suggest that surgical site infection (SSI) incidence could be halved with implementation of evidence-based interventions. So, why are interventions not ubiquitously utilized across health care institutions and SSIs not nearly eradicated?
By Samantha Kuplicki MSN, MSN, APRN-CNS, AGNCS-BC, CWCN-AP, CWS, RNFA, CFCN
Surgical site infections (SSIs) are the most frequent complications in colorectal surgery procedures, with the documented incidence in literature ranging from 3% to 30%. (And, as we discussed in a previous installment, patient-specific risk factors can be the most challenging to control.) In response to these data, the American College of Surgeons and The Joint Commission’s Center for Transforming Healthcare launched a collaborative effort in 2012 to reduce colorectal SSIs.