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Antimicrobial prophylaxis for ambulatory surgeries

Jamil Ahmad, Olivia A Ho, Wayne W Carman, Achilles Thoma, Donald H Lalonde, Frank Lista
BACKGROUND: There has been increased interest regarding patient safety and standards of care in Canadian ambulatory surgery facilities where surgical procedures are performed. The Canadian Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgical Facilities (CAAASF) is a national organization formed to establish and maintain standards to ensure that surgical procedures conducted outside of public hospitals are performed safely. OBJECTIVE: To determine how many procedures are performed annually at CAAASF member sites, and to examine complication rates and several key patient safety practices...
2014: Plastic Surgery
Brendan G Fennessy, Martin J O'Sullivan, Greg J Fulton, William O Kirwan, H Paul Redmond
BACKGROUND: Perioperative antimicrobial therapy has demonstrated efficacy in reducing the rate of surgical site infections in clinical trials. With the emergence of antibiotic resistance, the risk of reaction, and the inevitable financial repercussions, use of prophylactic antibiotics is not a panacea, and their misuse may have considerable implications. The aim of this study was to assess the use of antibiotics in the perioperative period in both general and vascular surgery procedures...
August 2006: Surgical Infections
Diana Vilar-Compte, Rodrigo Roldán-Marín, Carlos Robles-Vidal, Patricia Volkow
OBJECTIVE: To describe the results of an intervention program to reduce the rate of surgical site infection (SSI) in the breast tumor department of a referral teaching hospital for patients with cancer. METHODS: Preventive measures introduced in the Breast Tumor Department of the study hospital included the following: starting in July 2000, use of sterile technique for wound care; starting in 2001, use of closed antireflux silicone evacuation systems, use of perioperative antimicrobial prophylaxis, provision of feedback to surgeons, and remodeling of the ambulatory wound care clinic...
August 2006: Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology
S E Wilson, T P Connall, R White, J E Connolly
Construction of a vascular access site for hemodialysis has traditionally been done on an inpatient basis or more recently in a hospital operating room as a 1-day admission. Over 18 months we performed 49 vascular access procedures on 45 patients in a freestanding ambulatory surgical center. Four patients had an arteriovenous radiocephalic autogenous fistula constructed, 30 patients had a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) prosthesis inserted as an arteriovenous bridge graft, 11 patients had a planned reconstruction of a previously placed graft, 1 patient had a false aneurysm corrected, 1 patient had a chronically infected graft removed, and 2 patients had a thrombectomy...
July 1993: Annals of Vascular Surgery
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