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Am J Infect Control. 2016 Feb;44(2):239-41. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2015.09.010. Epub 2015 Oct 30.

Influence of a total joint infection control bundle on surgical site infection rates.

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1
Trinity Medical Center, Birmingham, AL.
2
Xenex Disinfection Services, San Antonio, TX. Electronic address: stibich@gmail.com.

Abstract

Quality improvement initiatives combined with pulsed xenon ultraviolet room disinfection were implemented to reduce surgical site infections (SSIs) in patients undergoing total joint procedures. After 12 months, knee SSIs were reduced from 4 to 0 (P = .03) and hip SSIs were reduced from 3 to 0 (P = .15) for a combined prevention of 7 SSIs (P = .01) and a savings of $290,990.

KEYWORDS:

Role of environment in infection; Total joint infections; Ultraviolet disinfection

PMID:
26521702
DOI:
10.1016/j.ajic.2015.09.010
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