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dc.contributor.authorOwens, P
dc.contributor.authorMcHugh, S
dc.contributor.authorClarke-Moloney, M
dc.contributor.authorHealy, D
dc.contributor.authorFitzpatrick, F
dc.contributor.authorMcCormick, P
dc.contributor.authorKavanagh, E
dc.date.accessioned2015-07-07T14:54:46Zen
dc.date.available2015-07-07T14:54:46Zen
dc.date.issued2015-03en
dc.identifier.citationImproving surgical site infection prevention practices through a multifaceted educational intervention. 2015, 108 (3):78-81 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102en
dc.identifier.pmid25876299en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/559152en
dc.description.abstractAs part of the National Clinical Programme on healthcare-associated infection prevention, a Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) working group developed a quality improvement tool for prevention of surgical site infection (SS). We aimed to validate the effectiveness of an educational campaign, which utilises this quality improvement tool to prevent SSI in a tertiary hospital. Prior to the SSI educational campaign, surgical patients were prospectively audited and details of antibiotic administration recorded. Prophylactic antibiotic administration recommendations were delivered via poster and educational presentations. Post-intervention, the audit was repeated. 50 patients were audited pre-intervention, 45 post-intervention. Post-intervention, prophylaxis within 60 minutes prior to incision increased from 54% to 68% (p = 0.266). Appropriate postoperative prescribing improved from 71% to 92% (p = 0.075). A multifaceted educational program may be effective in changing SSI prevention practices.
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Irish medical journalen
dc.subjectSURGERYen
dc.subjectINFECTION CONTROLen
dc.subject.meshAnti-Bacterial Agentsen
dc.subject.meshAntibiotic Prophylaxisen
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Practiceen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshIrelanden
dc.subject.meshModels, Educationalen
dc.subject.meshPerioperative Perioden
dc.subject.meshQuality Improvementen
dc.subject.meshStaff Developmenten
dc.subject.meshSurgical Wound Infectionen
dc.titleImproving surgical site infection prevention practices through a multifaceted educational intervention.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceMunsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-26T22:09:31Z
html.description.abstractAs part of the National Clinical Programme on healthcare-associated infection prevention, a Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland (RCSI) and Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) working group developed a quality improvement tool for prevention of surgical site infection (SS). We aimed to validate the effectiveness of an educational campaign, which utilises this quality improvement tool to prevent SSI in a tertiary hospital. Prior to the SSI educational campaign, surgical patients were prospectively audited and details of antibiotic administration recorded. Prophylactic antibiotic administration recommendations were delivered via poster and educational presentations. Post-intervention, the audit was repeated. 50 patients were audited pre-intervention, 45 post-intervention. Post-intervention, prophylaxis within 60 minutes prior to incision increased from 54% to 68% (p = 0.266). Appropriate postoperative prescribing improved from 71% to 92% (p = 0.075). A multifaceted educational program may be effective in changing SSI prevention practices.


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