Patient Preparation Checklist for Surgery from University of Tennessee Medical Center: S. aureus Decolonization Prevent Surgical Site Infection

University of Tennessee Medical Center

Knoxville, Tennessee, 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.



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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