Perioperative Strategies for Decreasing Infection: A Comprehensive Evidence-Based Approach

Bosco III, Joseph A.; Slover, James D.; Haas, Janet P.
January 2010
Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, American Volume;Jan2010, Vol. 92-A Issue 1, p232
Academic Journal
The article outlines several perioperative strategies for decreasing the rates of surgical site infections associated with orthopaedic surgical procedures. These strategies include preoperative preparation of a patient with chlorhexidine gluconate, identification of high-risk patients, and addressing nutritional issues prior to surgery. It notes that the reduction of the incidence of infections is a major focus of patients and surgeons, as well as several groups of interested parties.


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