Surgical site infection rates in 6 cities of India

Surgical site infections are a threat to patient safety. However, in India, data on their rates stratified by surgical procedure are not available. From January 2005 to December 2011, the International Nosocomial Infection Control Consortium (INICC) conducted a cohort prospective surveillance study on surgical site infections in 10 hospitals in 6 Indian cities. CDC National Healthcare …

Back to Basics: Sterile Techniques

Sterile technique is an essential patient safety principle that reduces the risk of microbial transmission to patients during surgery. The ability to establish and maintain a sterile environment is an important skill for all peri-operative team members. Understanding the principles of sterile technique is crucial for anyone entering the peri-operative environment. Establishing and maintaining a sterile field when performing …