The Surgical Site Infection (SSI) Toolkit addresses measures TEMP 01, 02, and 03, and GLU 01.
The Surgical Site Infection (SSI) toolkit encompasses ASPIRE Measures TEMP 01, TEMP 02, TEMP 03 and GLU 01 with a focus on best avoiding surgical site infections, orthopedic and general surgery. This toolkit is designed to meet the following objectives:
- Define surgical site infection classifications and related pathophysiology
- Discuss risks and outcomes associated with surgical site infections (SSIs)
- Provide overview of anesthesia related elements in the SSI Prevention Bundle
- Describe ASPIRE measures supporting SSI prevention
- Summarize recommendations based on literature presented
- SSI Presentation: PowerPoint presentation for site champions to utilize for department education regarding surgical site infection prevention.
- Surgical Site Infection Prevention Reference Guide: For placement in preoperative areas as a reference tool for providers: surgeons, anesthesiologists and nurses
Additional SSI Resources
- American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology: Prevention of Infection After Gynecologic Surgery
- American College of Surgeons: American College of Surgeons Infection Society: Surgical Site Infection Guidelines, 2016 Update
- Centers for Disease Control: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection, 2017 National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN): Standardized Infection Ration (SIR) Guide, see pages 26-35 for Risk Adjustment Factors included in the SIR Calculation for SSI Data
- The Society of Thoracic Surgeons: Improving Cardiac Surgical Site Infections Reporting and Prevention by Using Registry Data for Case Ascertainment
- WHO Guidelines Approved by the Guidelines Review Committee. Global Guidelines for the Prevention of Surgical Site Infection. Geneva: World Health Organization (c) World Health Organization 2018.; 2018.
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