The daily routine of SSI prevention
includes not only measures directly
on the patient, but also the
surrounding area and all equipment.
These important steps are
Find here the key measures for infection prevention in the area of cleaning and disinfection.
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With regard to cleaning requirements you have to consider various types of surfaces, like hightouch surfaces, low-touch surfaces, or surfaces contaminated with blood and body fluids.1
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Only properly prepared medical devices may be used.
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For the prevention of SSI, it has proven effective to combine particularly important measures into a bundle of measures, to train on the bundle, and to monitor compliance with the bundle in the form of self-monitoring.1
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Depending on the upcoming procedure and the patient's colonisation, a patient preparation checklist includes…
… a manageable list of fixed and variable items.
Do you have a standardized practice to prepare for surgical procedures?
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Even apparent and self-evident facts in the prevention of SSI should be regularly refreshed and communicated.
Use a compact bundle for this.
Measures at a Glance
Surgical site infection prevention is a task in which different sections are involved.
Find here all relevant measures and information per perspective to create your individual infection prevention bundle!
For an easier daily routine with infection prevention.
- Behavior of OR team
- Work attire and Personal Protective Equipment
- Surgical Hand Antisepsis
- Surgical gloves and attire
- Surgical Site Preparation
- Surgical irrigation
- Hand Hygiene
- Surgical wound
- Further recommendations
1. WHO. Global guidelines for the prevention of surgical site infection. World Health Organization 2016.
2. KRINKO (2018) Prävention postoperativer Wundinfektionen. Empfehlungen der Kommission für Krankenhaushygiene und Infektionsprävention (KRINKO) beim Robert Koch-Institut. Bundesgesundheitsbl 61: 448–473.