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Orthopaedic data collection made simpler

NEWS: 9 Feb 2021, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has approved an option for district health boards to transition to ‘light surveillance’ for the orthopaedic surgical site infection improvement programme.

Update on anti-staphylococcal bundle using a collaborative approach

NEWS: 19 Feb 2019, Infection Prevention & Control

Over the past year the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s infection prevention and control programme team has facilitated the implementation of a preoperative anti-staphylococcal bundle within the Surgical Site Infection Improvement (SSII) Programme.

Frequently asked questions about surgical site infections

PUBLICATION: 12 Sep 2018, Infection Prevention & Control

These frequently asked questions about surgical site infections were written by the Centre for Disease Control (CDC) and answer questions such as 'What is an SSI?' and 'Can SSIs be treated?'.

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Gauging success for surgical site infection improvement

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This article provides a summary of an interim evaluation of the surgical site infection imporovement programme, and makes the point that a key aspect of many quality improvement programmes is that their success can’t be evaluated over a short time-span.

Update on reducing Staphylococcus aureus related SSI collaborative

NEWS: 25 Sep 2017, Infection Prevention & Control

The Health Quality & Safety Commission has been working over the past year to review literature, propose potential bundle options, and gather feedback from the healthcare sector regarding a pre-operative anti-staphylococcal bundle