By: Heidi ChanTeam Members: Sherah Bateman, Thelma Mallari, Sneha Krishna, Nicole Mundie, Lauren Puckett, Matt Muffly, Stephanie Chao Surgical site infections (SSI) are a major healthcare issue, accounting for a significant proportion of healthcare-associated infections. The prevention of SSIs is critical in enhancing patient outcomes, reducing healthcare costs, and minimizing the burden of antimicrobial resistance. […]
Evidence demonstrates adherence to a surgical site infection (SSI) prevention bundle is correlated with SSI reduction. Adherence to present SSI prevention bundle has not been evaluated and monitored, limiting ability to improve compliance.
Despite having Surgical Site Infection Prevention bundles in place, there is a recent increase in Standardized Infection Ratio (SIRs) for colorectal patients in SHC. A recent discovery that OR room temperatures are not consistently in range which may potentially impact maintaining patient body temperature above 36 C.