Tag: SSI

SSI prevention in ASCs

Surgical site infection (SSI) surveillance has rapidly grown in the ambulatory setting over the last decade, with the expansion of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network’s (NHSN) Outpatient Procedure Component (OPC). OPC-SSI is designed to track and monitor SSIs in ambulatory surgery centers (ASCs)…

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By: David Cotriss
May 23, 2023

Rates, risk factors, costs of SSIs after TKA

Editor's Note This study led by the Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, examines the longitudinal rates, risk factors, and costs of superficial and deep incisional surgical site infections (SSIs) after primary and revision total knee arthroplasties (TKAs). A total of 26,097 primary TKA patients and 3,663 revision TKA patients were…

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By: Judy Mathias
February 23, 2023

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