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A Pressure Injury Risk Reduction Strategy for the Outpatient Surgery Center

Kimsey III, 2020 Translation of a pressure injury prevention bundle from the inpatient peri-operative area to the unique environment of the Outpatient Surgery Department. #Evidence #Pressure-Injury-Prevention #Sacral ​ #Heel ​ #Reduce-Treatment-Costs ​ #Perioperative ​​​ ​​​​

KimseyIII 2020 PIP OutPt Surgery Center_MHC-2020-78442.pdf


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Working together, The Power of Teamwork in Preventing C-section SSI’s

Wood/Connelly, 2020 Tuscon Medical Center developed an SSI Reduction Pathway incorporating both current and newly implemented strategies to address SSIs in their C-section patient population. Among additions were Hibiclens ® pre-operative showering, standardized wound care instructions, and...

Working together, The Power of Teamwork in Preventing C-section SSI’s.pdf


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Coordinating the Spectrum of Care for Surgical Patient Safety

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...

Coordinating the Spectrum of Care for Surgical Patient Safety.pdf


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Bacterial migration through punctured surgical gloves under real surgical conditions, Nils-Olaf Hübner, et al, BMC Infectious Diseases 2010

Ernst-Moritz- Arndt University in Germany examined 194 Biogel surgical gloves during 20 consecutive elective and emergency surgical laparotomies to determine micro-perforations and bacterial migration. Team members double gloved using a colored indicator system. Bacterial migration was...


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Surgical Glove Best Practice using a Just Culture Model, Rachel Nolan, RN, BSN, CNOR)

The operating room at Bassett Medical Center conducted a skills fair and 2 week surgical glove trial to gain double gloving acceptance using a colored indicator glove, create a synthetic (no natural rubber latex) atmosphere and lower SKUs. Staff chose Biogel as the new glove. Post...

Surgical Glove Best Practice using a Just Culture Model.pdf


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Utilizing the Lean Process in Surgical Glove Standardization, Samuel E. Sullivan RN CNOR

The University of Rochester Medical Center launched a LEAN project initiated by the FDA ban on powdered gloves to address concerns about case breakdown numbers and staff exposure to latex. Following a surgical glove trial and extensive staff education on latex allergy, the OR consolidated to ...

Utilizing the Lean Process in Surgical Glove Standardization.pdf



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Post-Operative Strategies for Reducing Surgical Site Infection after Cesarean Section

Shaw 2020 - A spike in C-section superficial surgical site infections (SSIs) at Maine General Medical Center was addressed with a focused postoperative infection reduction strategy implementation. Along with patient and staff education, Hibiclens was used for post- operative showering and wound...

Post-Operative Strategies for Reducing Surgical Site Infection After Cesarean Section.pdf


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Hospital and Skilled Nursing Facility Collaboration Reduces Infections

Cathy Fischer, MSN, RN, CIC, and Jaime Drake, RN, CMSRN, American Nurse Today, September 2019: Faced with increasing patient readmissions for Surgical Site and MDRO infections, CarolinaEast Medical Center educated skilled nursing facilities on evidence- based infection prevention strategies in...


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Reduction of Hospital-Onset Methicillin Resistant Staphlococcus aureaus (MRSA) Bacteremia in an Acute Care Hospital. Impact of Bundles and Universal Decolonization

Adriana Jimenez, Kathleen Sposato, et al, ID Week 2019 Poster presentation : Jackson Health System was experiencing higher than expected HO MRSA bacteremia. In response, universal decolonization was implemented in 4 phases. Phase 1: AST and CHG wipes, contact precautions; Phase 2: AST,...

Reduction of Hospital-Onset Methicillin Resistant Staphlococcus aureaus (MRSA) Bacteremia in an Acute Care Hospital. Impact of Bundles and Universal Decolonization.pdf