Surgical wound infections.

L. M. Harkavy, R. W. Haley, C. Patterson

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At the last meeting of the SURGIKOS Operating Room/Infection Control Combined Advisory Panel, guest speakers reviewed current thinking and practices that have an impact on surgical wound infections. Presentation topics included the role of the CDC, nursing and classification systems in controlling wound infections; cost effective epidemiologic methods of reducing infections; and outcomes of surgical wound infection prevention practices deemed critical by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. The following is a brief overview of the presentations that guided panel discussions on these topics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2-9
Number of pages8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Dec 2 1989

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  • Medicine(all)


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