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Does a Quality Improvement Campaign Accelerate Take-up of New Evidence? IHI’s Project JOINTS
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IHI’s Project JOINTS initiative engaged a network of state-based organizations and professionals in a six-month QI campaign to promote adherence to three evidence-based practices to reduce surgical site infection (SSI) after joint replacement.
Project JOINTS: What Factors Affect Bundle Adoption in a Voluntary Quality Improvement Campaign?
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This article examines how hospital adherence to quality improvement (QI) methods and hospital engagement with a large-scale QI campaign — Project JOINTS, an IHI-led initiative — could facilitate the adoption of an enhanced prevention bundle designed to reduce surgical site infection (SSI) rates after orthopaedic surgery (hip and knee arthroplasty).
Preventing Infection After Hip and Knee Replacements
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IHI's Project JOINTS initiative is helping to speed the adoption of proven practices to prevent surgical site infections (SSIs) after hip and knee replacement surgery. This article describes simple, affordable, evidence-based practices organizations can put into place to reduce such infections.
CHG Bathing Patient Flyer: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
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This customizable, educational poster/flyer can be used to inform patients that you encourage them to bathe or shower with chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) soap to reduce the risk of surgical site infections from hip and knee arthroplasty.
Flyer of Participation: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
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This customizable poster/flyer can be used to communicate to your patients that you are focused on reducing surgical site infections for hip and knee arthroplasty.
One Is Too Many: Viewing Infection Data from the Patient's Perspective
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A surgical patient who contracted MRSA following knee replacement surgery describes the effects of the surgical site infection (SSI) on her life, and how her experience led her health care providers to make changes to prevent SSIs.
The Business Case, A Brief for Hospital Administrators: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
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Among surgical procedures, arthroplastic (hip and knee) surgeries are key high-cost, high-volume surgeries targeted for surgical site infection (SSI) prevention. This document describes some of the financial implications of SSIs after hip and knee replacement and makes the business case for prevention.
How-to Guide: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
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This How-to Guide describes key evidence-based interventions for preventing surgical site infection for patients undergoing hip and knee replacement surgery, describes how to implement these interventions, and recommends measures to gauge improvement.
Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty Presentation Toolkit
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This presentation toolkit is designed to help hospitals engage staff in the adoption of the interventions recommended in IHI's How-to Guide: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.
One-Pager for Surgeons: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
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This one-pager for surgeons provides a summary of the evidence behind the interventions to prevent surgical site infection for hip and knee arthroplasty.
A Surgeon Talks about Using Alcohol-Based Skin Prep to Prevent SSI
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This video offers a surgeon’s perspective on using an alcohol-based antiseptic agent for preoperative skin preparation to reduce the risk of surgical site infection from joint replacement surgery, one the evidence-based interventions recommended in IHI's How-to Guide: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.
Data Tracker Worksheet: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty
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This Excel spreadsheet is designed to aid in tracking compliance with implementing the interventions recommended in the IHI How-to Guide: Prevent Surgical Site Infection for Hip and Knee Arthroplasty.
Patient Preparation Checklist for Surgery from University of Tennessee Medical Center: S. aureus Decolonization Prevent Surgical Site Infection
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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.
Patient Instructions from Exempla Lutheran Medical Center: S. aureus Nasal Screening
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This instruction sheet provides detailed instructions for nasal Stahlyococcus aureus decolonization using Bactroban and is given to patients with positive nasal screens prior to surgery to lower the risk of surgical site infection.
Medication Checklist from Exempla Lutheran Medical Center: S. aureus Surgical Patients
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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.
Patient and Staff Instructions from Magee Women's Hospital of UPMC: S. aureus Screening in Surgical Patients
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This instruction sheet provides detailed instructions for patients and staff on nasal Staphylococcus aureus screening and is given to patients prior to surgery to lower the risk of surgical site infection.
Patient Instructions from Sparrow Hospital: Preoperative S. aureus Decolonization to Prevent Surgical Site Infection
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This instruction sheet provides detailed instructions for showering with antiseptic soap and is given to all patients prior to joint replacement surgery to lower the risk of surgical site infection.
Patient Instructions New England Baptist Hospital: Preoperative S. aureus Screening and Decolonization to Prevent Surgical Site Infection
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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.
Patient Instructions from Canton Potsdam Hospital: Preoperative Skin Preparation to Prevent Surgical Site Infection in Joint Replacement Surgery
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This instruction sheet provides detailed instructions for bathing with disposable chlorhexidine gluconate (CHG) antiseptic wipes and is given to all patients prior to joint replacement surgery to lower the risk of surgical site infection.
Patient Instructions from Banner Health: Preoperative Skin Preparation to Prevent Surgical Site Infection in Joint Replacement Surgery
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This 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.
Spanish Language Patient Instructions from Good Samaritan Hospital: Preoperative Skin Preparation to Prevent Surgical Site Infection
Current average rating is 4 stars.
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.
Patient Preparation Checklist from Canton-Potsdam Hospital: S. aureus Decolonization to Prevent Surgical Site Infection
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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.