Medication Checklist from Exempla Lutheran Medical Center: S. aureus Surgical Patients

Exempla Lutheran Medical Center

Wheat Ridge, Colorado, USA


This checklist provides information to staff on Bactroban medication use for patients undergoing nasal Staphylococcus aureus decolonization prior to surgery to lower the risk of surgical site infection.



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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