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Every week we review a recently published peer-reviewed article in the field of surgery and surgical infection prevention, summarising what you, the surgical trainee need to know

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Every week we review a recently published peer-reviewed article in the field of surgery and surgical infection prevention, summarising what you, the surgical trainee need to know

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Surginfection

Latest release on Nov 08, 2012

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Rank #1: The use of gloves in healthcare associated infection. Current controversies

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Does double gloving reduce SSI rates? What evidence exists to support the use of antimicrobial impregnated gloves?

Nov 08 2012

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Rank #2: Surgical hand antisepsis to reduce surgical site infection.

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What is the best solution to use for surgical scrubbing?

Jan 01 2012

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Rank #3: Effects of subcutaneous drain for the prevention of incisional SSI in high-risk patients undergoing colorectal surgery.

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Placing subcut drains intra-operatively in high risk patients

May 24 2011

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Rank #4: Intra-operative technique as a factor in the prevention of surgical site infection

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What constitutes best practice intra-operatively to minimise SSI

Apr 18 2011

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Rank #5: Pre-educational intervention survey of healthcare practitioners' compliance with infection prevention measures in cardiothoracic surgery: low compliance but internationally comparable surgical site infection rate.

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What are the compliance rates of surgeons, nurses and anaesthetists to infection prevention peri-operatively? This study in a maltese hospital assesses these compliance rates

Mar 01 2011

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Rank #6: A targeted e-learning programme for surgical trainees to enhance patient safety in preventing surgical infection

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Our website www.surginfection.com was used as part of a blended learning initiative in our local hospital. We report on the use of audit to tailor make targeted educational interventions as well as detail website acess data for the first 6 weeks following it going live online.

Jan 11 2011

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Rank #7: Effect of a comprehensive surgical safety system on patient outcomes

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Is it a case of the more surgical checklists the better? Following on from the SSSL peri-operative checklist from the WHO, this team of researchers from the Netherlands examine whether a checklist encompassing both pre- and post-operative phases of a patients in-hospital journey can decrease adverse surgical events

Nov 12 2010

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Rank #8: Chlorhexidine-Alcohol versus Povidone-Iodine for Surgical-Site Antisepsis

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This study is a randomised controlled multicentre trial from the USA, published in the NEJM. In it it compares chlorhexidine-alcohol against povidone-iodine to determine which is most effective as pre-operative surgical site antisepsis in prevention of surgical site infection

Oct 07 2010

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Rank #9: Use of face masks by non-scrubbed operating room staff: a randomized controlled trial

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This study, published in the ANZ J Surgery 2010 is a randomized controlled trial assessing whether the wearing of face masks by non scrubbed personnel in operating theatres is in fact associated with a decreased risk of SSI to the patient

Jul 20 2010

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Rank #10: Compliance with guidelines to prevent surgical site infections: As simple as 1-2-3?

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This study published in the Am J Surg in June 2010 (epub ahead of print) is an assessment in two US hospitals of compliance to best practice in terms of surgical prophylaxis choice, timing and duration, as well as maintenance of patient normothermia intra-operatively

Jul 01 2010

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