Spanish Language Patient Instructions from Good Samaritan Hospital: Preoperative Skin Preparation to Prevent Surgical Site Infection

Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center

West Islip, New York, USA

 

This Spanish language instruction sheet provides detailed instructions for showering or bathing with antiseptic soap and is given to all patients prior to joint replacement 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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