Improve pain control, cut SSIs with one product

December 2007
Same-Day Surgery;Dec2007, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p142
Academic Journal
Reducing surgical site infection (SSI) rates requires a program that addresses a multitude of issues. A new study identifies the latest weapon in the fight against SSIs. • Patients using an in-the-wound pain pumps with a silver-coated catheter experienced an infection rate of less than half the number of infections for patients in the group receiving traditional narcotic pain control. • Effective pain control improves early ambulation, which increases blood flow to the wound and tissue regeneration, both factors that reduce the risk of infection.


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