Prevention and Control of Infections Care Associated

Author/s A cura di Maria Antonietta Menichella, Stefano Addessi
Publishing Year 2010 Issue 2009/4 Language Italian
Pages 78 P. 11-88 File size 1635 KB
DOI 10.3280/SA2009-004003
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In Italy surgical site infections are on average 20% of all hospital infections. Since they involve damage to the health of patients and significant economic implications for the health system, it’s necessary to reduce their frequency. Hospital monitoring has proved to be an effective tool in reducing the frequency of hospital infections (NNIS, USA, 2000). For this reason there are numerous recommendations for their identification, classification and prevention. In Presidio Ospedaliero Centro Fondi-Terracina each year are performed about 4.000 surgeries, and for this reason it was necessary to find a system of surveillance of surgical site infections, which includes the follow-up to avoid complications as more as possi- ble. The overall target of the study is to assess the impact of SSI on Surgery Organizational Units, identifying the key risk factors and implementing effective preventive care.

Keywords: Infection; Surgery; Care

A cura di Maria Antonietta Menichella, Stefano Addessi, Prevenzione e controllo delle infezioni associate all’assistenza sanitaria. Infezioni del Sito Chirurgico. Sorveglianza ISC. Protocollo Sperimentale HELICS in "RIVISTA TRIMESTRALE DI SCIENZA DELL’AMMINISTRAZIONE" 4/2009, pp 11-88, DOI: 10.3280/SA2009-004003