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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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Partnering with Skilled Nursing Facilities - Your How-to Manual

Fischer, Drake 2019 - CarolinaEast Medical Center Infection Prevention (IP) partnered with the local Pruitt Health IP to reduce readmissions due to SSIs and multidrug resistant organisms. Among other strategies, Hibiclens daily bathing was implemented for all post-operative patients as well as...

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Using Bundled Interventions to Reduce Surgical Site Infection After Major Gynecologic Cancer Surgery

Johnson, 2018 Rochester Methodist Hospital, part of the Mayo Clinic, implemented an SSI reduction bundle for cases of open uterine cancer, ovarian cancer without bowel resection, and ovarian cancer with bowel resection. Hibiclens was used as part of an overall bundle for pre and post -op...

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Creating a Surgical Site Infection Prevention Bundle for Patients Undergoing Cesarean Delivery

Money, 2018 The University of Alabama Birmingham Hospital used Hibiclens for pre-op showering as part of an interdisciplinary approach to lower SSIs in C-section patients. The strategies resulted in a decrease in SSI rates from 5.9% in 2015 to 0.6% in the first two quarters of 2017 along with...

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Colorectal Surgery Surgical Site Infection Reduction Program: A National Surgical Quality Improvement Program Driven Multidisciplinary Single-Institution Experience

Cimo, 2013 Rochester Methodist Hospital used Hibiclens for pre and postoperative showering as part of an SSI reduction protocol for colorectal patients. They also sent Hibiclens home for post- operative wound cleansing. The overall ACS NSQIP infection rate had been 9.8%. After implementation...

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A Perioperative Multidisciplinary Care Bundle Reduces Surgical Site Infections in Patients Undergoing Synchronous Colorectal and Liver Resection

Tufts, 2018 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center implemented a multidisciplinary SSI bundle including Hibiclens for pre-operative and post-operative showering for colorectal and hepatic surgery patients. Results were a reduced rate of SSI for combined colorectal and liver resection by 61%,...

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Impact of a Novel Preoperative Patient-centered Surgical Wellness Program

Kelley, 2018 The University of Indiana implemented a novel, preoperative, patient-centered wellness bundle which included Hibiclens and showed statistically significant reductions in postoperative infectious complications. The program was associated with fewer SSI, CDI, CAUTI, and PSI 90....