Type

Other / n/a

Authors

Hilary Humphreys
Arnold DK Hill
Sean Tierney
Seamus Cowman
Borislav D Dimitrov
Mark A Corrigan
Seamus M McHugh

Subjects

Medicine & Nursing

Topics
education intervention studies medicine and health sciences catheterization humans general surgery education medical continuing bandages surgical wound infection health services research antibiotic prophylaxis continuing medical

Preventing infection in general surgery: improvements through education of surgeons by surgeons. (2011)

Abstract Surgical patients are at particular risk of healthcare-associated infection (HCAI) due to the presence of a surgical site leading to surgical site infection (SSI), and because of the need for intravascular access resulting in catheter-related bloodstream infection (CRBSI). A two-year initiative commenced with an initial audit of surgical practice; this was used to inform the development of a targeted educational initiative by surgeons specifically for surgical trainees. Parameters assessed during the initial audit and a further audit after the educational initiative were related to intra- and postoperative aspects of the prevention of SSIs, as well as care of peripheral venous catheters (PVCs) in surgical patients. The proportion of prophylactic antibiotics administered prior to incision across 360 operations increased from 30.0% to 59.1% (P72h (10.6% vs 3.1%, P
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Full list of authors on original publication

Hilary Humphreys, Arnold DK Hill, Sean Tierney, Seamus Cowman, Borislav D Dimitrov, Mark A Corrigan, Seamus M McHugh

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Hilary Humphreys
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 142
 
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Arnold D K Hill
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 110
 
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S Tierney
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 52
 
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Seamus Cowman
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland
Total Publications: 59
 
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M A Corrigan
University College Cork
Total Publications: 21