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Nursing Care Of Patient With Surgical Site Infection

 Surgical Site Infection Prevention Lisa M. Ehret Walden University NURS 4001, Section 5, Research and Scholarship for Evidence-based Practice October 19, 2014 Surgical Site Infection Prevention Surgical site infections (SSI) are infections acquired after a patient undergoes an invasive surgical procedure. A surgical site infection is considered a hospital acquired infection, and in the United States is the leading cause of morbidity and mortality from hospital acquired infections...

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Surgical Site Infections

Surgical Site Infections Elizabeth Griffor HCA 375 Continuous Quality Monitoring & Accreditation Instructor: Annajane Schnapp October 27, 2012 I chose to do my paper on the hospital-acquired condition of surgical site infections. In this paper I will discuss what a surgical site infection is, why it is considered preventable, the legal implications related to the patient, the role disclosure plays, accreditation expectations, and analyze the cost of continuous quality monitoring...

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Surgical Site Infection

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. “Infection develops when...

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Surgical Site Infections

Surgical site infections are considered preventable. Because such infections are considered preventable, there are legal consequences directly connected to such a condition. In this paper, I will discuss what an SSI is and the reasons on why it is considered to be preventable. I will also discuss the role of disclosure and legal implications that are related to SSIs, accreditation expectations, and continuous quality monitoring as it relates to SSIs. A surgical site infection, or SSI, is an infection...

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Prevention of Surgical Infections

The post operative infection rate for patients having surgeries has slowly increased over the last several years and preventing surgical site infections (SSIs) has become a priority with many surgeons. The studies reviewed for this research have stressed the importance of prophylactic antibiotic therapy (Stefansdottir, et al. 2009) and that the timing of this dose being given is becoming the utmost importance; along with the importance of appropriate antibiotic being given. There is not a large...

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Surgical Care Improvement

Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) is an evolutionary step in the nursing model of excellence in professional practice. A healthcare culture focused on excellence and world-class patient care requires that nursing research and EBP are integrated into the professional practice model and nursing care delivery. (Promoting Evidence-Based Practice and Translational Research, July-September, 2010) In 1999, The Joint Commission together with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), focused on...

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Surgical Site Infection

Mr. Smith was admitted for surgery on his left knee. However, a surgery of the right knee was performed, resulting in a wrong site surgery. The patient is awake and aware of the current situation. Hospital administration has spoken with the patient and ensured him a team will be formed to do a full analyze in order to identify where the mistake was made. The wrong site surgery analyzes team will consist of several key professionals present at the time of surgery. The team will include the circulating...

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Health Care Associated Infections

afternoon everyone, Did you know that healthcare associated infections are in the top ten leading causes of death in the United States? According to Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (2010), “Healthcare-associated infections, also known as HAI’s are the most common complication of hospital care, resulting in 1.7 million infections and ninety-nine thousand deaths each year.” It is unfortunate that so many people suffer each year from infections that could be easily prevented. Slide2 Today...

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Quality care of patients in hospitals and the current nursing shortages

Ways to assess the care of loved ones According to the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the growing shortage of nurses in America's hospitals is putting patient lives in danger and requires immediate attention. "The current nursing shortage threatens to heavily impact our citizens' health and our nations' security preparedness". (Person, 2003) The nursing shortage that is sweeping across the United States has been upgraded from a health crisis to a national...

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Nosocomial Infection

NOSOCOMIAL INFECTION Infection control measure, nowadays, are widely implemented in every healthcare facility in the country due to the relationship between the patient’s safety and nosocomial infection. As these facilities are responsible for ensuring the health and well being of individuals, it is essential to effectively control the spread of infection, most especially those that can be acquired within the hospital setting. Nosocomial infections are infections that are acquired in the...

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