Preventing surgical site infections

Ms Suzanne Lovell-Smart1, Mr Ged Hawthorn1 1Orange Health Service Western NSW LHD, Orange, Australia   Background: A surgical antibiotic prophylaxis (SAP) audit  was conducted as part of the Orange Health Service’s clinical indicator program in July 2014. The audit showed...
  • July 31, 2017
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A/Prof Karen Vickery1, Sister Dayane  Costa1, Dr Anaclara Tipple2, Dr Lillian Lopes2, Dr Honghua Hu1 1Macquarie University, North Ryde, Australia, 2Federal University of Goias, Goias, Brazil   Introduction Stainless steel surgical instruments are often re-used and processed until a loss...
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Prof. William Walsh1, Dr. Rema Oliver1, Professor Warwick Bruce1, Dr. Richard Verheul1 1University Of New South Wales, Randwick, Australia Introduction: The prevention of post-operative wound infection is important. We surveyed the airborne particulate generated across a range of orthopaedic, spinal...
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Prof. William Walsh1, Dr.  Rema Oliver1, Dr. Gareth Davies1, Mr Nathaniel Bradford1 1University Of New South Wales, Randwick, Australia   Introduction: The prevention of surgical-site infection (SSI) is of great importance. Airborne particulate correlates with microbial load and SSI. There...
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