Prevention of Surgical Site Infections (SSIs)

  • Chlorhexidine pre-op bath/shower
  • Hand hygiene before and after patient contact 
  • Surgical scrub with antiseptic agent 
  • Hair removal with clippers 
  • Pre-op surgical prophylactic antibiotics within 60 minutes of surgical cut time 
  • Antibiotics discontinued within 24 hours after surgery

SSIs Prevention