Kanne, Balagna AORN 2020
Mercy Hospital noted an opportunity with total hip and knee arthroplasty as well as spinal fusion infection rates. Several elements were added to the current strategies bundle including Hibiclens® bathing prior to surgery. To gain compliance with infection reduction strategies, a standardized audit tool was developed to follow the patient from preadmission to discharge. Since audit tool implementation, compliance of best practice elements has been higher than hospital goals and there has been an average 31.5% decrease in SSIs across all audit tool surgical procedures, with decreases ranging from 15.5% to 60.6% per surgery type.
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