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Promoting best practice in infection prevention in general surgery through education.

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Introduction

Surgical patients are particularly at risk of healthcare associated infection (H C A I) by virtue of the presence of a surgical site leading to surgical site infections (S S I) and because of the need for intravascular access resulting in catheter-related bloodstream infection (C R B S I).

Methods

A two-year initiative commenced with an initial audit of surgical practice which was used to inform the development of a targeted educational initiative by surgeons specific for surgical trainees. Parameters assessed during initial and repeat audits after the educational initiative included intra- and post-operative aspects of the prevention o f S S I as well as the care of peripheral venous cannulae (P V C ) in surgical patients.

Results

The proportion of prophylactic antibiotics administered pre-incision across 360 operations increased from 30% to 59.1% (p

Conclusion

Significant improvements were seen in surgical practice in S S I and C R B S I prevention through a focused educational programme developed by and for surgeons.

History

First Supervisor

Professor Hilary Humphreys

Second Supervisor

Professor Arnold DK Hill

Comments

A Theses presented to The Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for the degree of Doctor of Medicine

Published Citation

McHugh SM. Promoting best practice in infection prevention in general surgery through education. [MD Thesis]. Dublin: Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland; 2011.

Degree Name

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Date of award

30/06/2011

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