January 26, 2012

‘Operation Zero’ targets surgical site infections

By: OR Manager

A surgical site infection (SSI) prevention “bundle” is helping OR teams at Maine Medical Center (MMC) in Portland to further a strategic goal of preventing SSIs. Known as Operation Zero, or “Op-Z,” the initiative is led by the chief of surgery, Brad Cushing, MD, with inspiration from a family whose healthy 85-year-old father died from an SSI after a total hip replacement at MMC.

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