Patient Preparation Checklist from Canton-Potsdam Hospital: S. aureus Decolonization to Prevent Surgical Site Infection

​Canton Potsdam Hospital

Potsdam, New York, USA

 

This checklist provides information to staff on Bactroban medication use and body cleansing with an antiseptic agent for patients undergoing Staphylococcus aureus decolonization 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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