Hospital Acquired Conditions: Pressure Injuries Surgical Site Infections (SSIs)

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Surgical Site Infections (SSI)

What is a Surgical Site Infection (SSI)?

A surgical site infection (SSI) happens when germs enter the patient's body during a surgery or procedure.

What are we doing to prevent SSIs?

Our hospital uses prevention bundles that combine multiple evidence-based best practices to prevent SSIs.

Download our Cardiothoracic Surgery (CTS) bundle here.

Download our Spinal Fusion (SF) bundle here.

Download our Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt (VPS) bundle here.

How can patients and families partner with us?

There is no such thing as "too safe" so please partner with us to provide the best and safest care possible

  • Ask about and follow pre-procedure bath instructions
  • Make sure doctors and nurses always wash their hands before touching the patient