Surgical Site Infection Prevention Toolkit

This toolkit provides practical guides to reduction of Surgical Site Infection. The guides have been developed by experts and offer information on ways to improve processes and implement evidence-based interventions. Other resources and literature are also provided which provide scientific evidence to support interventions proven to prevent surgical site infections.

Surgical Site Infection Best Practices for Prevention

These resources intend to reduce SSI by providing evidence-based interventions and guidance to prevent and control infections. This information shares processes and strategies to improve communication, answer questions and educate staff and patients. The goal is to decrease risks and increase care quality by addressing essential components and primary surgery factors.

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    Guide to the Elimination of Orthopedic Surgical Site Infections

    A guide published by APIC which provides tools, strategies and other resources to help reduce SSI specific to the orthopedic surgery population.

    TAGS: SSI, Population, APIC, Provides, Strategies

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    How-to-Guide: Prevent Surgical Site Infections

    A guide developed by IHI, a leader in healthcare improvement, which provides evidence-based interventions that should be implemented to reduce SSI.

    TAGS: IHI, Healthcare, Interventions, SSI, Reduce, Evidence-based

  • Guidelines/Recommendations


    2017 HICPAC-CDC Guideline for Prevention of Surgical Site Infection

    This article discusses what the infection preventionist needs to know regarding the guidelines of prevention of surgical site infections.

    TAGS: Infection, Prevention

Surgical Site Infection Prevention Process Improvement Tools

Here is a list of surgical site infection prevention tools to improve processes. A training module, along with checklists, promotes a safe surgical area and reduces the risk of spread of infection within this department.

Healthcare Infection Prevention Best Practices

The CDC and APIC have implemented Healthcare and Infection Prevention Best Practices. These guidelines consist of tools and resources to address high risk infections frequently encountered in hospitals and help healthcare personnel control infection within the facility.

  • CDC - Healthcare Infection Control Practices

    The CDC has developed a library of guidelines for necessary infection and prevention and control. These guidelines consist of disinfection, sterilization, hand hygiene and isolation precautions of the healthcare facilities environment.

    TAGS: library, Guidelines, Prevention, disinfection, sterilization, handout, hygiene, precautions

  • APIC - Evidence-Based Strategies for Surveillance for the Elimination of Infection

    The strategies included in this print include tools and resources to eliminate hospital-acquired infections. Bundles contain guidance on risk assessment, surveillance, best practices and much more.

    TAGS: strategy, eliminate, Hospital, acquired, Infection, Guidance, Risk, Assessment, Practice

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