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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161943
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Chlorhexidine Decreases Risk for Surgical Site Infections
Author(s):
Pinkard, Rosemary; Dooman, Megan; Russo, Bernita; Valdez, Mayra
Author Details:
Rosemary W. Pinkard, RN, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA; Megan Dooman, BSN, RN; Bernita Russo, BS, RN; Mayra Valdez
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: To determine if existing research supports that exposure to chlorhexidine preoperatively decreases the risk for surgical site infections in adult surgical patients undergoing clean/clean contaminated, scheduled elective surgery. Clinical question: Among adult patients scheduled for clean/clean contaminated, elective surgery, does chlorhexidine exposure preoperatively reduce the risk for surgical site infections? Methodology: An extensive literature search was conducted using CINAHL, Cochrane Library, PubMed, AORN's Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices, and the website for The Centers for Disease Control Prevention. Several articles were analyzed and critiqued for quality and relevancy, and summary tables were developed. Results: The application of chlorhexidine preoperatively reduces the amount of bacterial skin colonization. In addition, increased numbers of exposures to chlorhexidine preoperatively also reduces the amount of bacteria present on the skin, potentially decreasing the risk of developing a surgical site infection. Perioperative Nursing Implications: Evidence based interventions that perioperative nurses could implement to reduce the incidence of surgical site infections were identified through the literature review. The review identified the benefit of preoperative exposure to chlorhexidine, particularly with increased numbers of exposures, as an intervention to reduce the incidence of surgical site infections.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2011
Conference Name:
AORN 58th Annual Congress
Conference Host:
Association of periOperative Registered Nurses
Conference Location:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Description:
AORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Center
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleChlorhexidine Decreases Risk for Surgical Site Infectionsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPinkard, Rosemaryen_US
dc.contributor.authorDooman, Meganen_US
dc.contributor.authorRusso, Bernitaen_US
dc.contributor.authorValdez, Mayraen_US
dc.author.detailsRosemary W. Pinkard, RN, Ben Taub General Hospital, Houston, Texas, USA; Megan Dooman, BSN, RN; Bernita Russo, BS, RN; Mayra Valdezen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161943-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Purpose: To determine if existing research supports that exposure to chlorhexidine preoperatively decreases the risk for surgical site infections in adult surgical patients undergoing clean/clean contaminated, scheduled elective surgery. Clinical question: Among adult patients scheduled for clean/clean contaminated, elective surgery, does chlorhexidine exposure preoperatively reduce the risk for surgical site infections? Methodology: An extensive literature search was conducted using CINAHL, Cochrane Library, PubMed, AORN's Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices, and the website for The Centers for Disease Control Prevention. Several articles were analyzed and critiqued for quality and relevancy, and summary tables were developed. Results: The application of chlorhexidine preoperatively reduces the amount of bacterial skin colonization. In addition, increased numbers of exposures to chlorhexidine preoperatively also reduces the amount of bacteria present on the skin, potentially decreasing the risk of developing a surgical site infection. Perioperative Nursing Implications: Evidence based interventions that perioperative nurses could implement to reduce the incidence of surgical site infections were identified through the literature review. The review identified the benefit of preoperative exposure to chlorhexidine, particularly with increased numbers of exposures, as an intervention to reduce the incidence of surgical site infections.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:43:11Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:43:11Z-
dc.conference.date2011en_US
dc.conference.nameAORN 58th Annual Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostAssociation of periOperative Registered Nursesen_US
dc.conference.locationPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USAen_US
dc.descriptionAORN 58th Annual Congress, 2011 held March 18, 2011 - March 24, 2011 in Philadelphia Convention Centeren_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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