Schaffzin JK, Harte L, Marquette S, Zieker K, Wooton S, Walsh K, Newland JG. Surgical Site Infection Reduction by the Solutions for Patient Safety Hospital Engagement Network. Pediatrics. 2015 Nov;136(136). e1353-60. PMID: 26438709 [PubMed]
Surgical site infections (SSIs) negatively affect patients and the health care system. National standards for SSI prevention do not exist in pediatric settings. We sought to reduce SSI-related harm by implementing a prevention bundle through the Solutions for Patient Safety (SPS) national hospital engagement network.