The clinical problem presented was an increase in surgical site infections, following gastrointestinal surgeries. Even with the implementation of surgical bundles, the rate of surgical site infections still increased five-percent. Surgical site infections are an epidemic in hospitals, leading to patient harm after corrective surgery. Surgical site infections are avoidable and expensive for the health care facility.
Surgical Site Infection In the United States surgical site infections is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in hospital acquired infections. Surgical site infections are just one type of hospital acquired infections HAIs but I believe they are one of the most preventable. A surgical site infection is an infection of a wound that occurs after an invasive surgical procedure. It can take days before the patient even shows signs or symptoms of an infection. Surgical site infection contributes to an increased risk of morbidity and mortality in patients undergoing a surgical procedure. This paper will present preventative evidence-based practice undertaken by healthcare personnel to prevent the occurrence of surgical site infection.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. Surgical site infections are considered preventable. Because such infections are considered preventable, there are legal consequences directly connected to such a condition.
In: Other Topics. There are numerous publication on national awareness and guidelines for infection prevention in different surgical settings. The benefit of providing information and acquiring knowledgeis to prevent patient mortality rate by following the national clinical guideline.