You know it: a surgical procedure is more than surgical moves.
SSI prevention has to go hand in hand with it to ensure high quality of care.
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A surgical intervention, whether inpatient or outpatient, always involves appropriate infection prevention. And this in an increasingly stressful and multidimensional clinical setting. We have made it our challenge to improve complex daily surgical routine by providing necessary measures for SSI prevention in a unique way.
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Surgical hand preparation should not only eliminate the transient flora and reduce the resident flora but also inhibit the growth of bacteria under the gloved hand.1
After preoperative antisepsis and drying of the surgical field, its surroundings are sterilely covered under aseptic conditions.2
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Aspects you will find about here:
- wound closure
- wound dressings
- dressing changes
To protect the instruments from microbial contamination in the operating room, they should only be uncovered immediately before the start of surgery (incision).2
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Removing of wound drain is suggested when clinically indicated. There is no evidence for an optimal timing for wound drain removal.1
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Prevention of SSI includes not only hygiene measures but also therapeutic steps, structural conditions, and corresponding measures.
HARTMANN provides comprehensive information on the recommendations of international institutions - even if they go beyond hygienic measures - to create a source for you to find everything in one place.
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.
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Even apparent and self-evident facts in the prevention of SSI should be regularly refreshed and communicated.
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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.