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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/161953
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Tracking Surgical Site Infections
Author(s):
Rihn, Cheryl Ann
Author Details:
Cheryl Ann Rihn, RN, MSN, CNOR, Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA, email: crihn@shec.hshs.org
Abstract:
Poster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: A surgical site infection (SSI) committee was formed consisting of the facility's infection control doctor, nurse supervisors from nursing units throughout the hospital, surgical services educator and director, housekeeping supervisor, and the infection control nurses. The team meets once per month and their goal is to track SSIs from admission through discharge to distinguish common denominators for the potential etiology of the SSIs. Factors that have been identified include identifying pre-existing co-morbidities, preoperative skin preps, staffing patterns during the procedure, flashing of items during the case, room cleaning patterns, which unit the patient was on postoperatively, if any dressing changes may have been done postoperatively, and if patient and family SSI teaching was completed and documented. Implementation is ongoing towards prevention of SSIs beyond the basic Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), including reassessing the procedure and frequency of terminal cleaning, decreasing flashing by purchasing extra equipment and instruments, mandatory house-wide competencies for nurses on sterile dressing changes, and using chlorhexidine cloths over the incision site in pre-op holding. Perioperative nurses are the captains of the operating room when it comes to prevention of SSIs; their responsibility lies in providing the best patient care and this includes assisting the SSI committee by monitoring room traffic during procedures, observing aseptic technique, and reporting any other breaks in patient care that may be a causative factor in an SSI.
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 FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleTracking Surgical Site Infectionsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorRihn, Cheryl Annen_US
dc.author.detailsCheryl Ann Rihn, RN, MSN, CNOR, Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA, email: crihn@shec.hshs.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/161953-
dc.description.abstractPoster presented at AORN's 58th Annual Congress: A surgical site infection (SSI) committee was formed consisting of the facility's infection control doctor, nurse supervisors from nursing units throughout the hospital, surgical services educator and director, housekeeping supervisor, and the infection control nurses. The team meets once per month and their goal is to track SSIs from admission through discharge to distinguish common denominators for the potential etiology of the SSIs. Factors that have been identified include identifying pre-existing co-morbidities, preoperative skin preps, staffing patterns during the procedure, flashing of items during the case, room cleaning patterns, which unit the patient was on postoperatively, if any dressing changes may have been done postoperatively, and if patient and family SSI teaching was completed and documented. Implementation is ongoing towards prevention of SSIs beyond the basic Surgical Care Improvement Project (SCIP), including reassessing the procedure and frequency of terminal cleaning, decreasing flashing by purchasing extra equipment and instruments, mandatory house-wide competencies for nurses on sterile dressing changes, and using chlorhexidine cloths over the incision site in pre-op holding. Perioperative nurses are the captains of the operating room when it comes to prevention of SSIs; their responsibility lies in providing the best patient care and this includes assisting the SSI committee by monitoring room traffic during procedures, observing aseptic technique, and reporting any other breaks in patient care that may be a causative factor in an SSI.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T08:43:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T08:43:21Z-
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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