Patient Instructions New England Baptist Hospital: Preoperative S. aureus Screening and Decolonization to Prevent Surgical Site Infection

New England Baptist Hospital

Boston, Massachusetts, USA

 

This instruction sheet provides detailed instructions for nasal Staphylococcus aureus decolonization using Bactroban and is given to patients with positive nasal screens prior to surgery to lower the risk of surgical site infection.

 

Background

This document was initially created as part of the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Project JOINTS initiative, funded by the federal government, in support of implementing the evidence-based interventions recommended in the How-to Guide: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.

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