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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161944
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Benchmark Approach to Reducing Surgical Site Infections
Author(s):
Polikandriotis, John; Mexam-Moore, Valerie
Author Details:
John Polikandriotis, PhD, MBA, Laser Spine Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: jpolikandriotis@laserspineinstitute.com; Valerie Maxam-Moore, MN, RN
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Incisional surgical site infections (SSIs) have been reported after 2% to 6% of all spinal surgeries and 0.22% for minimally invasive spine surgeries in published studies. During the second and third quarters of 2009, one of our facilities completed 784 minimally invasive spine surgeries, and the rate of SSIs at this facility was 0.76%. Our other facility in the same time period completed 1,590 minimally invasive spine surgeries and had a 0.06% SSI rate. Since both centers perform the same types of procedures and have similar patient demographics, this discrepancy in SSI rate raised concern among the nursing and medical professionals. The purpose of this initiative was to reduce the rate of infection of facility one through comparative benchmarking with facility two. A multidisciplinary team was formed, and a focused review was performed to evaluate infection control measures at both surgical centers. A presentation of the findings, infection control practices, and variations in care between the two centers was presented to the center staff. Corrective measures, such as standardized dressing change protocols, were established and implemented. The SSI rate at facility one declined from 0.76% to 0.00% in the following quarter's follow-up study, during which 329 procedures were performed. The findings of this study have shown our staff the value of regular internal benchmarking between our surgery centers for rapid identification and correction of concerns related to quality care.
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:
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Benchmark Approach to Reducing Surgical Site Infectionsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorPolikandriotis, Johnen_US
dc.contributor.authorMexam-Moore, Valerieen_US
dc.author.detailsJohn Polikandriotis, PhD, MBA, Laser Spine Institute, Tampa, Florida, USA, email: jpolikandriotis@laserspineinstitute.com; Valerie Maxam-Moore, MN, RNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161944-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: Incisional surgical site infections (SSIs) have been reported after 2% to 6% of all spinal surgeries and 0.22% for minimally invasive spine surgeries in published studies. During the second and third quarters of 2009, one of our facilities completed 784 minimally invasive spine surgeries, and the rate of SSIs at this facility was 0.76%. Our other facility in the same time period completed 1,590 minimally invasive spine surgeries and had a 0.06% SSI rate. Since both centers perform the same types of procedures and have similar patient demographics, this discrepancy in SSI rate raised concern among the nursing and medical professionals. The purpose of this initiative was to reduce the rate of infection of facility one through comparative benchmarking with facility two. A multidisciplinary team was formed, and a focused review was performed to evaluate infection control measures at both surgical centers. A presentation of the findings, infection control practices, and variations in care between the two centers was presented to the center staff. Corrective measures, such as standardized dressing change protocols, were established and implemented. The SSI rate at facility one declined from 0.76% to 0.00% in the following quarter's follow-up study, during which 329 procedures were performed. The findings of this study have shown our staff the value of regular internal benchmarking between our surgery centers for rapid identification and correction of concerns related to quality care.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:43:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:43:12Z-
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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