SSI Guidelines and Resources

Infection Prevention and Control Guidelines

SSI Guidelines and Resources

  • Guide to the Elimination of Orthopedic Surgical Site Infections (PDF: 1.38MB/80 pages)
    APIC Elimination Guide. The purpose of this guide, developed in collaboration with the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN), is to provide practical tools, strategies and resources for infection preventionists, care providers, surgical staff and quality improvement teams to use to eliminate surgical site infections (SSI) in orthopedic surgery. Attention: Non-MDH link
  • National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN)
    The National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) is a secure, internet-based surveillance system managed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. NHSN is open to a variety of healthcare facilities in the United States.
    • Procedure-Associated Module
      The NHNS Patient Safety Component includes surveillance methods to identify and monitor SSI through the Procedure-Associated Module. Attention: Non-MDH link

Updated Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 02:42PM