Source: Journal of Hospital Infection, volume 78, issue 4, pages 297-301
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Date of publication: Aug 2011
In a nutshell: Research in Australia to develop and evaluate a bundle of care designed to reduce surgical site infections in patients undergoing colorectal surgery. A care bundle involving an evidence-based checklist for the assessment and management of normothermia, normoglycaemia, oxygen delivery and antibiotic administration was implemented, and the impact on infection rates over a 12-month period was measured. Issues relating to staff compliance with individual components of the care bundle are discussed.
Length of publication: 5 pages