QI program reduces colorectal surgery site infections

12/4/2012 | DoctorsLounge.com

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles reduced surgical site infections in patients having colorectal procedures by more than 60% using a quality improvement program that included having patients shower using antiseptic solutions the day before surgery. The QI protocol also included sterilizing the surgical site, using antiseptic wipes afterward, antibiotic therapy, and having surgical teams use wound protectors and change gowns, gloves and instruments once the contaminated portion of the procedure was finished.

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