25 Jul 2017 | Infection Prevention & Control
In May the Commission sought expressions of interest from surgical providers to develop a standardised national pre-operative anti-staphylococcal bundle (the bundle). The bundle will include components of pre-operative interventions to support a reduction in surgical site infections (SSI) caused by Staphylococcus aureus (S. aureus), and will be developed using collaborative methodologies between August 2017 and June 2018.
The bundle is focused on those adult orthopaedic and cardiac procedures that are part of the Commission’s surgical site infection improvement programme. However, organisations may choose to extend it to other surgical areas following the collaborative.
The Commission is pleased to announce that the following surgical providers have agreed to be part of this fantastic initiative:
The first learning session will be held on 17 August 2017 and regular progress updates will be provided over the course of the collaborative.